The California Patrons are actively creating video campaigns to raise awareness for the Vatican Museums and historically important restorations. From innovative 360-degree videos to fundraising efforts, we invite you to watch and experience our latest videos.
Gallery Of Maps
The California Patrons are sponsoring our most ambitious restoration over the last thirty (30) years. We have adopted the Gallery of the Maps, a collection of 40+ maps, one of the most magnificent places in the Vatican Museums. Pope Gregory XIII commissioned the Gallery in 1578. It is over a football field in length, twenty feet wide, and covered with a barrel vault three stories tall. Thirty-four bay windows, decorated in grotesque style, line the hallways and provide views to the Papal Gardens and the inner courtyards of the Apostolic Palace.