LdM Museology Reviews


Università degli Studi di Firenze

House of Dante

By Rachyl Grussing (Istituto Lorenzo de’ Medici) The House of Dante does its best to preserve and display the legacy of the father of the Italian language. Owned and operated by the Alighieri family for years after the famous poet’s death, in 1861 the city government decided to purchase and carry out research on the group Read On

Tiepolo. Drawings from the Horne Album

Translation by: Rachyl Grussing (Istituto Lorenzo de’ Medici) The purpose of the temporary exhibition, “Tiepolo. Drawings from the Horne Album”, dedicated to some examples of the graphic corpus of Giambattista Tiepolo, was generated as a natural consequence of the restoration which twenty-six of the historical albums were subjected while the volumes belonged to the English collector Read On

Uncharted Treasures

Translation by Rachyl Grussing (Istituto Lorenzo de’Medici) The show that is being held in the Laurentian Library until the 23rd of next June, has the express goal to give visibility to the vast and precious heritage of books and documents held and conserved at various offices of the University of Florence Library, which number around four Read On

Tra Arte e Moda. Firenze, Museo Salvatore Ferragamo

By Makenzie Hall (Istituto Lorenzo de’ Medici) As a small, classic, renaissance architectural space, the Ferragamo Museum is unique and true to the label of high fashion. The exhibition ‘Across Art and and Fashion’ combines artistic innovation while giving visitors a sense of history in a creative way. Native to Florence, Salvatore Ferragamo began creating distinctive stylish Read On

Bill Viola. Rinascimento Elettronico

By Rachyl Grussing (Istituto Lorenzo de’ Medici) Bill Viola, a recognized master of video art, has taken over both the Piano Nobile and the Strozzina for his latest exhibition celebrating his relationship with the historic city of Florence, Electronic Renaissance. As a major retrospective which includes new works of art, Bill Viola has created an ecstatic examination Read On

The New Rooms of the Early Renaissance at the Uffizi Gallery

By Tania Mio Bertolo and Elena Zinanni (University of Florence), translated by Rachyl Grussing (Istituto Lorenzo de’ Medici) Murmur, chaos and overcrowding: these were the unfortunate few constants of the fast space that housed the Primavera and the Birth of Venus, the two most famous Botticelli paintings preserved in the Uffizi Gallery. After the 18th of October Read On

Florence 1966-2016: The Rescued Beauty

By Caterina Zaru (University of Florence), translated by Rachyl Grussing (Istituto Lorenzo de’ Medici) For the occasion of the anniversary of the tragic flood that hit Florence on the 4th of November 1966, devastating the artistic and cultural heritage of the city especially, and also the surrounding area, the inauguration of the exhibition Florence 1966-2016, The Rescued Read On

Bargello Museum

By: Rachyl Grussing (Istituto Lorenzo de’ Medici) The Bargello, also known as the National Museum, was built in 1255 and is one of the older buildings in Florence. While originally it was the headquarters for the Captain of the People, the building went through many changes. It was also the headquarters for the police captain, a Read On

Museum of Anthropology and Ethnography

By Rachyl Grussing (Istituto Lorenzo de’ Medici) The Museum of Anthropology and Ethnography in Florence has been collecting for over 400 years. The oldest objects in the museum are from the Medici collections, but they also boast items from expeditions as recent as the 1990s. While the museum displays a wide array of objects, it also Read On

Arno River. Source of Prosperity. Source of Destruction

Translation by Rachyl Grussing (Istituto Lorenzo de’ Medici) Fifty years since the disastrous flood of the Arno River in Florence, and the city’s institutions remembered this painful episode of recent history through meetings, conferences, and exhibitions. One of these is found in the exhibition space on the first floor of the State Archives, through the contributions Read On

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