Sebastiano Mainardi's altarpiece was painted exactly five hundred years ago. Although it survives more or less intact, its appearance has changed drastically since 1507, the year in which the artist dated it.

From September 4 2007 - January 6, 2008 in the IMA's Star Studio, visitors will have the opportunity to:

  • Learn the story of Mainardi's altarpiece.
  • Follow conservators as they save this priceless work of Renaissance art.
  • Explore the science of art.