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The Good Shepherd

The Good Shepherd, Cubiculum of the Donna Velata, Fresco on rock-cut tufa,  Ceiling fresco, Roman Early Christian, 3rd Century ( Catacomb of Priscilla, Rome, Italy). Image and original data provided by SCALA, Florence/ART RESOURCE, N.Y. http://www.artres.com/c/htm/Home.aspx   Every artefact that has endured from the past, regardless of its age, serves as a footprint of that era. Frequently, […]

The Stibbert Museum: Research Perspectives

The Stibbert Museum (ill. 1), located in the outskirts of Florence, is today a true jewel, hidden from the tourist tropes and therefore not a necessary “must” on the map of the city. It is a pity, because this museum, the personality of its creator, and the unique collection of applied arts, including those of […]

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This January 2024 we are releasing our new article series. If you have an article in mind that you would like to publish on here please email us at: [email protected]. We welcome short articles from 500-1000 words on material or visual culture; including but not limited to, museum studies, art history and curation practice. For […]

Review: Museo di Palazzo Davanzati

Nowadays in Italian cities, such as Florence, it has become rather common to spot green parakeets flocking from one tree to another from springtime to autumn. Yet, this certainly was not the case during the Middle Age and the Early Renaissance, especially indoors. Imagine then our surprise, and that of our predecessors, when entering the […]