New York, NY, United States
Wednesday, April 19th, 2017
for immediate release:
Eataly protects 'The Last Supper'
A Milan based branch of the Italian Cultural Ministry manages ten state museums in Lombardy. Amongst them is the Museo del Cenacolo Vinciano – ‘The Last Supper’ Museum in Milan, which houses Leonardo da Vinci’s masterpiece – garnering it worldwide appeal.
Owing to the present air purification equipment and preservation conditions, the museum can only admit 410,000 visitors per year.
Only 30 people every 15 minutes can enter the refectory where Leonardo painted ‘The Last Supper’.
While the air and humidity are strictly controlled to preserve the frail masterpiece from any damage, an improved air treatment system is necessary to guarantee the preservation of the masterpiece for another 500 years and would also allow for increased tourist flows. Through an extensive collaboration with scientific research centers such as ISCR (Instituto Statale Conservazione e Restauro), Università Bicocca di Milano, Politecnico di Milano, CNR (Centro Nazionale di Ricerca), City University di Hong Kong, plans for a comprehensive new HVAC System have been devised.
The total cost of the HVAC System upgrade intervention is €1,400,000 and the Italian Cultural Ministry is contributing €700,000 in order to start work on its installation.
On April 19th, 2017, Eataly Downtown NYC donated the final €180,000.00 through the Italian Renaissance Fund.
If you are interested in learning more about this intervention, the new HVAC System or making a donation, please contact the Executive Director, Brendan Moffitt, at firstname.lastname@example.org
or at +1 (917) 836-8920.