Urban safari: Lions, Giraffes, Monkeys and a Hippo in Renaissance Florence

23 giugno 2021 - 18:00

Virtual Wednesday Lecture, on Zoom

by  Jeremy Boudreau


Join Head of History of Art Jeremy Boudreau, as we explore the menagerie of exotic fauna present in local art, folklore and history, from the emblems of Florence’s government and districts, to the frescoes of its Renaissance palaces and chapels, onward still to the diplomatic gifts received and preserved by the city’s Medici princes. As we shall see through illustrated survey, Africa abounds in some rather unexpected corners of Florentine art and culture!

If you are in Florence and would like to attend the lecture in person at the British Institute Library, please register here.  Only the first 20 registrations can be accepted. Please note, only people with confirmed registrations can attend the lecture in person. The cost is 10 Euro per person.

To join this  lecture with Zoom (no reservation necessary), simply click on this link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86818911699?pwd=V1lVZGFyLzdKYzFhYk5vU1ByQmgwZz09 at 18:00 on Wednesday 23rd June. 

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