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#09 SPLENDIDLY SIGNIFICANT Creating, Restoring and Displaying Lorenzo Ghiberti’s 'Gates of Paradise'

Updated: May 10, 2022

A conversation with Gary Radke

Saturday, January 9, 2021

This conversation and slide show traced the history of Lorenzo Ghiberti’s

famous Gates of Paradise from their creation for Florence’s Baptistery in the fifteenth

century through their modern restoration. My guest, Renaissance scholar and

textbook author Gary Radke, organized an unprecedented exhibition of Ghiberti’s

panels in the United States before the doors were permanently reinstalled in Florence’s

Cathedral Museum. Learn about Ghiberti as a cunning businessman and impresario

and marvel at how modern scientists, restorers, and museum professionals have

preserved Ghiberti’s timeless work for the future.

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