Renaissance tapestries and textile diplomacy

17 May 2017 - 18:00

Lecture in English by Jeremy Boudreau 

The head of History of Art at the British Institute of Florence, Jeremy Boudreau explores the founding of Florence’s tapestry workshops under Duke Cosimo I de’ Medici and the earliest tapestries commissioned to furnish the renovated spaces of Palazzo Vecchio based on cartoons designed by the leading artists of the mid-sixteenth century. Dr Boudreau recently gave a version of this lecture at the Italian embassy in London.


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The 2017 summer season is made possible by a generous donation from Maria Manetti Shrem.