#09 SPLENDIDLY SIGNIFICANT Creating, Restoring and Displaying Lorenzo Ghiberti’s 'Gates of Paradise'
Updated: May 9, 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.