Google Arts & Culture for Milan Duomo

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Veneranda Fabbrica del Duomo di Milano

A unique heritage in the world

The stained-glass windows of Milan Duomo tell us of an extraordinary journey of faith. They illustrate the centuries-long art of glass that has evolved hand in hand with the construction of the Cathedral, always maintaining their catechetical and didactic purpose.

Interior of the CathedralVeneranda Fabbrica del Duomo di Milano

Tradition and innovation

There are thousands of colorful panels that we usually only admire from afar, along the five naves of the Cathedral, often looking up high ... in search of details that cannot be reached with the naked eye.

View of the choir exterior from the southern sideVeneranda Fabbrica del Duomo di Milano

A new chapter

Thanks to the synergy between the Veneranda Fabbrica del Duomo di Milano, its employees and the Google Arts & Culture team, it is now possible to admire a large part of the glass corpus of the Cathedral in extraordinarily high resolution... like never before.

The Synagogue (1955) by Giovanni HajnalVeneranda Fabbrica del Duomo di Milano

For the first time in the world, the Cathedral's stained-glass window patrimony is accessible, supporting studies and the enhancement of the Duomo's heritage.

Stories from the Apocalypse (1838/1865) by Bertini workshopVeneranda Fabbrica del Duomo di Milano

Bright colors, mosaics, lead and faces, meticulous details once unreachable and invisible, are now protagonists at your fingertips.

Stained-glass window of the Apocalypse (1416-1482; 1834-1838) by Stefano da Pandino, Maffiolo da Cremona, Franceschino Zavattari, Giovanni Recalcado, Cristoforo de’ Mottis, Michelino da Besozzo (?), Niccolò da Varallo, Stefano da Marliano, Battista da Legnano, Stefano Bergognone dal Furno, Giorgio d’Anversa, Giovanni Battista BertiniVeneranda Fabbrica del Duomo di Milano

New perspectives

The project supports researchers and academics who want to study the high stained-glass windows from close up, offering invaluable new outlooks.

Shooting inside the CathedralVeneranda Fabbrica del Duomo di Milano

Light and color

A challenge won through the years of the pandemic. And so in the stories we find the representation of a multitude of biblical characters, holy martyrs, stories of faith, depicted in silent and colorful figures who for centuries have adorned the monumental symbol of Milan.

Operation inside Milan DuomoVeneranda Fabbrica del Duomo di Milano

Numbers

Over 50 windows captured and various photographic materials tell the history of Milan Duomo and testify to the never-ending commitment of the Veneranda Fabbrica lasting more than six centuries.

Operation inside Milano Duomo, detailVeneranda Fabbrica del Duomo di Milano

A new panorama

How many stories are there to tell? Let's find out together on Milan Cathedral Remixed.

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