Views from around the World
“Views from around the world” narrates the meetings of different cultures at the Uffizi Galleries. The project is an opportunity to compare perspectives from several countries, a step towards building an intercultural dialogue.
“Views from around the world” discloses feelings, thoughts and memories originated from the encounter between art and people of different cultures, suggesting singular perceptions, enriching the cultural heritage and promoting an intercultural exchange.
With the purpose of fostering the social role of the museum, this project is the result of a research that involved local associations and citizens of different backgrounds.
People from different cultures offer their point of view, sharing a different way of seeing and experiencing the museum and its heritage.
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The project is carried out by the Department of Cultural Mediation and Accessibility: Isabella Puccini, Silvia Barlacchi, Viviana Fanizza, Paola Mastrocicco, Gabriele Morandi, Maria Spanò, with the collaboration of Costanza Cardullo, as part of ValoreMuseo, a project supported by Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio di Firenze, in collaboration with ICOM Italia, MIBACT, Fondazione Fitzcarraldo.
The project was also carried out with the participation of Bruna Priscinotti Sahão, trainee from the Master’s degree in Art History at the University of Florence; Laura Grosso, trainee from the Bachelor’s degree in Philosophy at the University of Florence.
We are thankful to the ValoreMuseo staff for providing support and guidance at each stage of the process.
We also thank all the associations involved: Al Wifak Associazione Culturale Italo-Araba per Firenze e Toscana, Amalipe Romano Amicizia Rom, Arci Firenze, Associazione Albania in Toscana, Associazione Angolana Njinga Mbande, Associazione Comunità Peruviana a Firenze, Associazione Culturale Italia-Russia, Associazione degli Artisti Cinesi in Italia, Associazione di Volontariato Solidarietà Caritas Onlus Firenze, Associazione Progetto Acrobaleno Onlus, BiblioteCaNova Isolotto, Biblioteca di Pace, Centro Culturale Islamico Campi Bisenzio, Coordinamento Nazionale Cittadini Romeni in Italia, Cospe Onlus, CPIA1 Firenze, Federazione Africana in Toscana, Le mafalde - Associazione interculturale, Unione delle Comunità Islamiche d’Italia.
Our special thanks to Aicha, Boubacar, Demir, Dongo, Eduardo, Hamdan, Kuassi, Leontin, Magdy, Mohammad, Sonila, Susan, Yunusa and Zhang for making this project happen.