Giorgio Vasari's <i>Last Supper</i>

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Last Supper (1546) by Giorgio Vasari was one of the most damaged artworks to survive the disastrous Florentine flood of 1966. The work underwent conservation treatment at the Opificio delle Pietre Dure (OPD) in Florence as part of the Foundation's Panel Paintings Initiative, which enabled the training of the next generation of panel paintings conservators. The complexity of the treatment afforded an unparalleled learning experience for trainees at various levels, allowing them to work side-by-side with leading experts in the field.

Conservators investigate one of the panels from Vasari's Last Supper. Photo courtesy Opificio delle Pietre Dure.