Museo Ferragamo Visit

The Visual and Material History Working Group organised a visit to the Ferragamo Museum and its exhibition Salvatore Ferragamo 1898-1960. The visit included a kindly offered guided tour in English.

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 […]

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 […]

Florence: Global?  

Speakers: Lia Markey (Newberry Library), Giorgio Riello (EUI), Giulia Calvi (Università di Siena/EUI), Brian Brege (Syracuse University), Alessio Assonitis (The Medici Archive Project), Valentina Conticelli (Galleria degli Uffizi), Justin Randolph Thompson (Black History Month Florence) Abstract: When it comes to a cityscape that has shaped the popular visual and material impression of ‘The Renaissance’ only one name comes to mind. A name […]

Renaissance Walking Tour

Our introductory meeting takes place as a walking tour introducing you to Renaissance Florence. Working and living in a historic city and historic buildings, we want to think about what the visuality and materiality surrounding us does to our lives and work. Joined by fellow researchers Ludwig Pelzl and Mikko Koskela we’re meeting at 11am on 26 October 2022 at Palazzo […]