SUPPORT THE DUOMO AND ITS BEAUTY
Taking care of the Duomo is an enormous responsibility, as it requires constant care and complex maintenance.
In recent years, the Veneranda Fabbrica del Duomo di Milano, the autonomous entity founded in 1387 to safeguard Milan’s most cherished monument, has decided to implement an extraordinary restoration project to complete the more urgent structural work, not only on the Main Spire, but also on all the architectural elements that encompass the Cathedral.
In 2019, the Veneranda Fabbrica del Duomo di Milano opened 19 restoration sites adding up to more than 100,000 hours of restoration per year. The annual budget is $33.5 million. International Patrons of Duomo di Milano Inc. has launched fundraising campaigns in the United States to support this challenge.
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You can support the activities of International Patrons of Duomo di Milano by becoming a Patron and associating your name with the personages who, over the centuries, made the history of Milan and of its Duomo as special as we know it today. Contact us to receive our detailed brochure and to know more about the different levels of contribution and benefits in terms visibility, complimentary gifts, priority/exclusive access to visits and events.
15,800 NOTES FOR THE DUOMO DI MILANO
Built in 1938, with 15,800 pipes, 5 consoles, 196 organ stops and 3,000 phonic combinations, the Duomo di Milano Organ is the largest in Italy, ranking second in Europe for the number of pipes and stops, and is among the fifteen largest organs in the world. Dust, oxidation and other causes of deterioration are threatening the future of a true masterpiece of art and mechanics.
GET YOUR SPIRE. CARVE YOUR NAME IN HISTORY
At 17 meters tall, the spires of the Duomo rise up not only on the perimeter buttresses but also on the pillars and lantern. Here they form a crown around the Main Spire, the one upon which the statue of the Madonnina was placed in 1774, the symbol of protection for all those who come to Milan. This fundraising campaign was launched in 2012 as a way to support the various restoration projects of the Duomo's 135 spires.
ADAM (digital-Archiving Duomo Archive Museum)
The project aims at a uniform, innovative and simple-to-access management of the immense quantity of information held in the Veneranda Fabbrica’s centuries-old Archive, Museum and depositories. The true innovation lies in the fact that each asset will also be linked to the exact point in the Duomo to which it refers or from where it originally was found.