Vatican Museums

Vatican Museums, Art and sculpture museums in Vatican City.

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The Vatican Museums (Italian: Musei Vaticani; Latin: Musea Vaticana) are the public art and sculpture museums in the Vatican City. They display works from the immense collection amassed by the Catholic Church and the papacy throughout the centuries including several of the most renowned Roman sculptures and most important masterpieces of Renaissance art in the world. The museums contain roughly 70,000 works, of which 20,000 are on display, and currently employ 640 people who work in 40 different administrative, scholarly, and restoration departments.Pope Julius II founded the museums in the early 16th century. The Sistine Chapel with its ceiling decorated by Michelangelo and the Stanze di Raffaello decorated by Raphael are on the visitor route through the Vatican Museums. In 2020 they were visited by 1,300,000 persons, a drop of 81 percent from the number of visitors in 2019, but enough to rank them fourth among the most-visited art museums in the world.There are 54 galleries, or sale, in total, with the Sistine Chapel, notably, being the last sala within the Museum.

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