Donatella Lippi presents the results of the exhumation and survey of the tomb of Anna Maria Luisa de' Medici (1667-1743). Last descendant of the Medici family, she was a key figure in the history of Florence. Her great passion for art and love for her city led her to stipulate in 1737 the Family Pact, through which she stated that after her death all her art collections should remain to adorn Florence forever, thus preserving the artistic heritage from looting, which had instead affected other cities like Ferrara, Urbino and Mantua when their ruling dynasties had died out. The results of the survey turned into an exhibition on the Medici dynasty, arranged in 2013 at the Reiss-Engelhorn-Museen in Mannheim (Die Medici. Menschen, Macht und Leidenschaft).
Conversations on Art & Culture
Cycles of lectures offering the audience both a personal experience of the original work of art and scholars' insights.