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3 December 2018 – Friends of the Museum Singapore invited Fabrizio to give a talk at the Ngee Ann Auditorium, Asian Civilisations Museum.

In this talk, Fabrizio provided a brief context to Christianity and its various denominations. He also gave some background to Italian society during the Renaissance such as the background to the Popes and the Medici family.

The last section of the talk focused on how Michelangelo was commissioned to paint the various frescoes in the Sistine Chapel. It turns out that it was not a straightforward commission, and Michelangelo had strong disagreements with the Pope, and this is expressed through the frescoes in the chapel.

We would like to thank the Friends of the Museum for inviting us to share a little bit of Italian cultural history with your members.

The Asian Civilisations Museum has a gallery which showcases Christian art, particularly those that were done in Asia. For more information information, please visit their website.