The Podesta Chapel
This glorious onsite chapel is covered in a fresco cycle by Giotto di Bondone (1266-1337) and his workshop, and incorporates the earliest known portrait of Dante, the great Italian Poet. Considered the Father of the Renaissance, Giotto was the most celebrated architect and artist of the proto Renaissance period. This fresco cycle, completed in 1305, is of great art historical importance, and forms a crucial chapter within the history of the Bargello museum, making this an exciting fundraising project for the FoB.
Requirements: The frescos throughout have to be restored and consolidated. And the windows have to be refitted and the walls better insulated.
Projected cost: $350,000
Completion date: 2021; marking the 700th Anniversary of Dante’s death.