The Uffizi Gallery has reopened Hall n. 8, dedicated to Renaissance painting. Some of the most important paintings of the gallery – such as Paolo Uccello’s San Romano’s battle, Masaccio’s Sant’Anna Metterza, Filippo Lippi’s Madonna and Child, and Domenico Veneziano’s Sacred Conversation – are again on display in their original setting.
The hall was closed exactly one year ago to implement the security, air-conditioning, and lighting systems. To not prevent visitors from seeing the works of the hall, the paintings had been temporarily placed in other halls.
“I’d like to thank all those who made it possible to have the paintings returned in their original place” said in a press conference Eike Schmidt, director of the Uffizi Museum.
Hall n. 8 is not the only hall to reopen, as the Botticelli hall, in the first corridor of the gallery, is scheduled to reopen on Oct. 18. Halls 9 through 14 will also reopen featuring works by Sandro Botticelli and the monumental Portinari Triptych by Hugo van der Goes.
The Botticelli hall now has an upgraded architectural system that emphasizes the pieces displayed. Visitors will now have the opportunity to view Botticelli’s Annunciation,which was previously preserved in the church of San Pier Scheraggio and now moved to the Uffizi.
The Uffizi Galleries recently launched official @uffizigalleries Instagram and Twitter accounts for visitors to follow for news and updates.
The Uffizi is open Tuesday through Sunday, 8:15 a.m. – 6:50 p.m. Entrance can be booked through the website www.uffizi.it.