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Millennium BCP Foundation funds art restoration in Faro’s São Pedro Church

millenniumThe Millennium BCP Foundation has picked up the bill for the restoration of a unique altar painting in a Faro church.

After two months work by the specialist restoration company Junqueira 220, the painted canvas depicting the ‘Boca de Cena’ which frames the Altar of Nossa Senhora da Vitória in Faro’s São Pedro Church, is back on display.

The final result already has been praised by parishioners and visitors as the work was in a very poor state. Now the gap in the Altar has been refilled by the restored canvas, the magnificence of the C18th Rococo style ensemble can be appreciated.

The conservation project was shared between the São Pedro Church workshop, the Regional Directorate of Culture of the Algarve and the Millennium BCP Foundation with the aim of safeguarding, restoring and conserving of this piece of ecclesiastical art.

The Regional Directorate of Culture of the Algarve defined the technical requirements and set the budget of €23,470.