On Monday night, the Salvatore Ferragamo Group pledge to make a contribution for the renovation of eight rooms at the Uffizi Gallery. Supporting the museum in Florence, who plans to reopen the rooms within a year, the pledge was for about 600,000 euros, equivalent to about $826,140! The museum plans to distribute about 50 pieces of work from as far back as the 15th century into these rooms, by famous artists, such as Filippo Lippi, Luca Signorelli, Domenico Ghirlandio, Pietro Perugino, and Piero di Cosimo.
The Ferragamo Group was excited to hear about the opportunity, as they were seeking for a chance to give back to the city. President of the group, Ferruccio Ferragamo, said “We wanted to do something that would improve the city, to contribute to the Uffizi and Florence, and we were looking for a project that would be long lasting,” while taking a tour of the proposed space for the remodeling. He confirmed that the space and cause had been what they were looking for. The Ferragamo family has helped restore plenty of sites in Florence, such as the door of the Santa Trinita church and the piazza Santa Trinita Column of Justice.
The rooms within the museum need more than just a fresh coat of paint and new drapes. Along with the eight rooms, which must be refitted, repainted, and relit, the funds will help upgrade air treatment, relevant technology, and security within the museum.