“BEASTS OF THE SKY”

VIRTUAL EXHIBITION IN THE CHURCH OF SAN JACOPO IN CAMPO CORBOLINI

For the third year in a row, the LdM Master in Museum Studies collaborates with the Fondazione Alinari in the setup of a virtual exhibition. This year’s exhibition is entitled “Beasts of the Sky” and was inaugurated on May 16. Protagonists are the former rulers of the heavens: airships. These beasts of the sky once regularly soared through the sky, performing a variety of tasks from military action to luxury transport.

The intriguing and original theme proved particularly motivating for the M. A. students, who participated in the organization of the exhibition from start to finish as part of the hands-on “Museums and the Public II” course. This professional experience also provided students with an essential knowledge of the museum world and all aspects involved in curating a show within a museum setting.

With over 5.5 million photographs in their archives, the Fondazione Alinari is the oldest foundation in the world still active in the field of photography and therefore an important authority. The previous collaborations of the LdM M.A. in Museum Studies with the Fondazione led to the exhibitions “WWitness: Diverse Perspectives of the Great War” (2014) and “Destruction, Reconstruction: Threats to Mediterranean Cultural Heritage” (2015).

Students/curators: Sarah Boonie, Anne Dozy, Allison Drexler, Kerry Duran, Justine Duryea, Kaylee Holt, Kelly Kowal, Danyelle Means, Meredith Pollock

Scientific coordination: Prof. Elisa Gradi, , Prof. Massimiliano Pinucci and Prof. Emanuela Sesti

Website and design: Elena Degl’Innocenti, Kerry Duran, Marco Ferracci, Chiara Pilla, Massimiliano Pinucci

When & Where

Exhibition:  May 16 – 20; Florence, Church of San Jacopo in Campo Corbolini, via Faenza 43

Virtual Exhibition: the exhibition is visible online on beastsofthesky.wordpress.com

 

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For more exhibitions, events and workshops within the Museum Studies MA program, please visit this link.