Our Mission


The Patrons of the Arts in the Vatican Museums is a select group of people dedicated to the preservation and perpetuation of the vast and unique collection of art contained in the Vatican Museums.



 — “The artistic treasures which surround us are not simply impressive monuments of a distant past.  Rather, for the hundreds of thousands of visitors who contemplate them year after year, the perennial witness to the Church’s unchanging faith in the Triune God who, in the memorable phrase of Saint Augusine is Himself: ‘Beauty ever ancient, ever new’.”

His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI

Private Audience for Patrons held on the occasion of the

500th Anniversary of the Vatican Museums

1 June 2006