Thursday Seminar: Who is Wearing Silk in Florentine Paintings (14th-16th centuries)?


Thursday, February 13, 2020, 6:00pm to 7:30pm


Gould Hall, I Tatti

The Baptism of Christ, Master of the Life of Saint John the Baptist. The National Gallery, Washington D.C.

Speaker: Cecilie Hollberg (I Tatti)

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Since 2010, Cecilie Hollberg has been a museum director, first at the Städtisches Museum Braunschweig, and then at the Galleria dell’ Accademia in Florence. She holds a PhD in Medieval History from Göttingen, Germany, and started her museum career at the Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden, designing and contributing to international exhibitions on subjects from the fourteenth to the twenty-first century. Her research focuses mainly on the history of Italy and the hunt. She is the author of Deutsche in Venedig im späten Mittelalter. Eine Untersuchung von Testamenten aus dem 15. Jahrhundert, as well as articles on merchants and commerce in Venice in the fifteenth century. As Director of the Galleria dell’Accademia di Firenze (since 2015) she also developed the concept and curated the 2017 exhibition Textile and Wealth in Fourteenth-century