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Luigi Donati - The Etruscans in the Tuscan Academies of the 18th century

Lecture in Italian - Vasari Auditorium – 26th June 2019

Professor Emeritus of Etruscology and Italian Antiquities at the University of Florence, Luigi Donati addresses the issue of the eighteenth-century academies in their relationship with the collections of Etruscan antiquities. After a brief outline of their establishment and development, he pays particular attention to two Tuscan cases, still active since the eighteenth century: the Etruscan Academy of Cortona (1727) and the Colombaria Academy of Florence (1735).
It was thanks to their activities that many artifacts have been collected and preserved not to mention their support in fostering excavations too.

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