Adopting priceless art is now ‘a click’ away


A skylight is seen above the spiral staircase at the exit of the Vatican Museums in this 2010 file photo. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

VATICAN CITY — The Vatican Museums have just made donating to their art conservation efforts a lot easier.

People now can donate online and you don’t have to be a member of the Patrons of the Arts in the Vatican Museums to take part in helping preserve and restore the museums’ priceless collections.

With the launch of their new website yesterday, the patrons’ office also opened an online fundraising account on, giving people worldwide the opportunity to contribute to an already earmarked project or start a new campaign for a different project.

About a dozen projects are “up for adoption” and listed in the patrons’ 2014 Wishbook. Continue reading