According to an article by Gaia Pianigiani in the May 26, 2018 issue of The New York Times (“Florence Has Response to Violence from Mafia: A Painting’s Restoration”), twenty-five years after it was torn to shreds in the May 27, 1993 Mafia bombing of the Uffizi Gallery, Bartoloemo Manfredi’s “The Card Players” has been restored as much as possible (from five hundred fragments) and will go on display at the Uffizi in commemoration of the anniversary. Luca Galassi, one of the film makers who are working on a documentary about the destruction and the restoration is quoted as saying. “This is not just a restored painting. It’s a symbol of strength and rebirth of a community still years on.” And Daniela Lippi, the restorer, calls the painting “the living memory of the attack”. While every painting and conservation treatment has meaning, it is a good thing that every treatment does not have to carry quite this weight of meaning.