Michelangelo and La Capello Sistina

In 1505 the Florentine sculptor Michelangelo Buonarroti was summoned to Rome by Pope Julius 11 to discuss the commission of a tomb.

The tomb wasn't completed for over 40 years and his attention was put towards the creation of one of the greatest and largest works of art the world has ever seen. Painted in two stages between 1508 and 1512, the frescoes on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel are astonishing in both scale and detail. This talk tells the story of the ceiling and shows in very close detail why it is still admired by visitors after 500 years.

We welcome back Dr Duncan Philips who qualified with the RICS in 1989 and has specialised in Listed Buildings ever since. He is a member of the Institute of Historic Building Conservation.