How They Were Seen Part III: A Walk around Florence in the 1480's

A lecture by Alan Pascuzzi


Take a virtual walk around the city of Florence in the 1480's to see what some of the most famous works of art used to look like in their original location and in their original state.  From various works such as the Mary Magdalen of Donatello in the Baptistry and Masaccio's Trinity in Santa Maria Novella, with this talk Alan Pascuzzi will attempt to visually reconstruct how these masterworks were viewed by Florentines in the late 1480's.


If you are in Florence and would like to attend the lecture in person at the British Institute Library, please register here or send an email to

The registration fee is 12 Euro per person. 


To join this lecture online, simply click on this link to register and receive the Zoom meeting invitation: The virtual doors will open at 18:00 Italian time on Tuesday 28th May.  

A recording of the virtual lecture will be published on our YouTube channel. Clicking on the link above, you authorise the British Institute of Florence to use your image, name and comments.


There is no charge to attend the event on Zoom, but we ask you to consider making a donation to support the Institute and its beautiful library if you wish to attend an event.




This lecture is sponsored by Penny Howard