Bardini Museum Research Project

The Bardini Museum was established in 1923 as a result of the bequest of the collection of renowned connoisseur and collector Stefano Bardini to the City of Florence. The museum recently re-opened after being closed for many years and features artwork from the 1200s through the 1800s. It also houses the renowned Corsi Collection, which […]

Michelangelo’s <em>David</em>

On the occasion of the 500th anniversary of Michelangelo’s David, Friends of Florence funded the diagnostic program for the statue and also created a website for scholars and a DVD about the restoration.

‘The Bells of Florence’ DVD Project

Friends of Florence, in conjunction with Florentine musician and composer Anthony Sidney, produced The Bells of Florence project, which captured and recorded information on every church bell in the city, including historical details, photographs, and – perhaps most importantly – sound recordings of their actual chimes. A DVD documenting the project, including the tolling of the bells, […]

Publication of Rab Hatfield’s Book ‘Finding Leonardo’

This book was written in conjunction with the current effort to locate Leonardo da Vinci’s fresco The Battle of Anghiari in the Sala dei Cinquecento in Palazzo Vecchio in Florence. Friends of Florence made a donation toward the book’s publication.