‘I Papi della memoria’
Rome, Museo Nazionale di Castel Sant’Angelo
June 28th – December 8th 2012
‘The Popes of memory’ doesn’t quite trip off the tongue. Perhaps ‘Notable Popes’ or ‘Popes we remember’? Whatever, this just-opened exhibition at Rome’s Castel Sant’Angelo is a look back at a selection of memorable Popes, noted as either great spiritual leaders and/or ambassadors of culture.
Amongst the wealth of works on show are numerous pieces that have been rescued from the considerable black market in religious relics and icons.