Introductory Programmes

INTRODUCTORY PROGRAMMES survey the astonishing collection of masterpieces to be found in and outside Florence whilst exploring the dramatic history of the city and wandering virtually through its enchanting streets.  We also highlight major Florentine art to be found in museums round the world, maybe including one near you! 


100 TREASURES ONLINE celebrates one hundred Florentine masterpieces across four weeks through visits to museums and monuments across the city and lectures in the British Institute Library overlooking the Arno River. Beginning with Florence's prized collections of antiquities, 100 Treasures in Florence offers an overview of important medieval monuments, Renaissance paintings and sculptures as well as lesser-known neoclassical, impressionist, futurist and postmodern works in Florence. 

  • AFTERNOONS 15:00-16:30
  • 05 JUL - 30 JUL 2021



FINDING FLORENCE AFIELD examines Florentine works of art found today in ten important collections around the world. Each of the sessions considers one state museum and one formerly private collection found in a particular city outside Italy. In this context we will introduce participants to celebrated Renaissance masterpieces, as well as explore the history and formation of these institutions, their founders’ ties to Florence , and recent contributions to scholarship concerning collections and display, provenance studies, authenticity and the historical art market.

  • MORNINGS 10:00-11:00
  • EVENINGS 18:00-19:00
  • 05 JUL - 30 JUL 2021