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Uffizi Gallery shows treasures saved from last year's quakes

Associated Press logo Associated Press 4/1/2017
In this photo taken on Friday, March 31, 2017, Uffizi Gallery director Eike Schmidt looks at the painting ‘’The Miracle of San Filippo,’’ depicting the future pope Benedict XIII surviving an earthquake in 1688, at the Uffizi Gallery, in Florence, Italy. The Uffizi Gallery is showing solidarity with the art-rich, quake-stricken Marche region with an exhibit of treasures saved from a series of earthquakes last year. Eike Schmidt said during a walk-through Friday after the first meeting of culture ministers form the Group of Seven industrialized nations that the 29 selected works were from churches, museums and other buildings either damaged or destroyed in powerful quakes last August and October. (AP Photo/Colleen Barry) © The Associated Press In this photo taken on Friday, March 31, 2017, Uffizi Gallery director Eike Schmidt looks at the painting ‘’The Miracle of San Filippo,’’ depicting the future pope Benedict XIII surviving an earthquake in 1688, at the Uffizi Gallery, in Florence, Italy. The Uffizi Gallery is showing solidarity with the art-rich, quake-stricken Marche region with an exhibit of treasures saved from a series of earthquakes last year. Eike Schmidt said during a walk-through Friday after the first meeting of culture ministers form the Group of Seven industrialized nations that the 29 selected works were from churches, museums and other buildings either damaged or destroyed in powerful quakes last August and October. (AP Photo/Colleen Barry)

FLORENCE, Italy (AP) — The Uffizi Gallery in Florence is showing solidarity with Italy's art-rich, quake-stricken Marche region by hosting an exhibit of treasures saved from a series of earthquakes last year.

In this photo taken on Friday, March 31, 2017, a golden reliquary that was a gift from Pope Sisto V to Montinalto delle Marche, a former Latin Catholic diocese, in the province of Ascoli Piceno, central Italy, is displayed at the Uffizi Gallery in Florence, Italy. The Uffizi Gallery is showing solidarity with the art-rich, quake-stricken Marche region with an exhibit of treasures saved from a series of earthquakes last year. (AP Photo/Colleen Barry) © The Associated Press In this photo taken on Friday, March 31, 2017, a golden reliquary that was a gift from Pope Sisto V to Montinalto delle Marche, a former Latin Catholic diocese, in the province of Ascoli Piceno, central Italy, is displayed at the Uffizi Gallery in Florence, Italy. The Uffizi Gallery is showing solidarity with the art-rich, quake-stricken Marche region with an exhibit of treasures saved from a series of earthquakes last year. (AP Photo/Colleen Barry)

Uffizi Gallery director Eike Schmidt told the Associated Press during a walk-through Friday that the 29 selected works were from churches, museums and other buildings either damaged or destroyed in powerful quakes last August and October.

In this photo taken on Friday, March 31, 2017, a triptych saved from the San Vittorino church in Castelsantangelo sul Nera, central Italy, is displayed at the Uffizi Gallery in Florence, Italy. The Uffizi Gallery is showing solidarity with the art-rich, quake-stricken Marche region with an exhibit of treasures saved from a series of earthquakes last year. (AP Photo/Colleen Barry) © The Associated Press In this photo taken on Friday, March 31, 2017, a triptych saved from the San Vittorino church in Castelsantangelo sul Nera, central Italy, is displayed at the Uffizi Gallery in Florence, Italy. The Uffizi Gallery is showing solidarity with the art-rich, quake-stricken Marche region with an exhibit of treasures saved from a series of earthquakes last year. (AP Photo/Colleen Barry)

They are among some 6,300 pieces of art that the Culture Ministry says have been saved from the quake zone.

Schmidt said the exhibit, which runs through July, aims to help educate the public "about the treasures in the Marche, because often the Marche is known for its food and landscape, but not for its artistic treasures."

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