Museum installation of Palazzo Abatellis, Palermo, Sicily: the polychromatic golden sculptures of St John the Evangelist and St Monaca Francescana in the entrance hall
|Architect/Designer||Scarpa, Carlo (1906-1978)|
|Credit||ORCH Chemollo / RIBA Collections|
|Subject||Conversion of buildings ; Entrance halls ; Statues ; Monasteries & convents ; Museums ; Restoration ; Sculpture|
NOTES: Palazzo Abatellis was built in Catalonian Gothic style between 1490 and 1526 by Matteo Carnelivari. It was a Dominican priory from 1523 until 1943 when the arcade, the portico, the south-west wing, and the western tower were destroyed by a bomb. Carlo Scarpa recuperated the structure to house the Sicilian Regional Gallery in 1953-1954.
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