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 […]
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.
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, […]
‘The Sermon of St. John the Baptist,’ North Portal Sculptural Bronze Group by Giovan Francesco Rustici – Baptistry
The three restored statues were included in the 2009-2010 exhibition Leonardo da Vinci: Hand of the Genius, at Atlanta’s High Museum of Art and the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles. For the museum catalog, Friends of Florence produced a DVD entitled A Most Excellent Restoration, The Sermon of St. John the Baptist by Giovan Francesco […]
Publication of the New York University Villa La Pietra’s Collection of Oral Histories of the 1966 Flood of the Arno River
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.
Conservation Legacies Symposium at the New York University Villa La Pietra in Florence, Commemorating the 40th Anniversary of the 1966 Flood of the Arno River
Friends of Florence funded the portion of the Symposium dedicated to the oral histories of those who participated in the rescue and restoration of a vast number of artworks following the 1966 flood.