Michelangelo’s Mortal Veil- curated by our Museum Studies students

During the hands-on experience students got to work with original drawings and poems by the Renaissance master

It is one thing to study in Florence, the cradle of the Renaissance. But it is something totally different to actually work with and curate an exhibition that includes original drawings and other works by one of the most famous artists of all time: Michelangelo Buonarroti.

Every Spring semester this scenario becomes reality for our M.A. Museum Studies students. As part of their “Museums and the Public II” course they get to curate an exhibition from start to finish at the Casa Buonarroti in Florence.

«Mortal Veil» Michelangelo and Depictions of the Human Body is this year’s chosen title. The exhibition explores the different components of Michelangelo’s studies of the human form. It focuses on three themes evident in his figure studies: anatomy, movement, and classical antiquity. Throughout the exhibition, visitors are surrounded by Michelangelo’s extraordinary genius and have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to view drawings that have not been exhibited in Florence for decades.


Alexis Marie Brown, Mackenzie Siobhan Constantinou, Nicole Margaret Corbin, Nina Alysse D’Alfonso, Selene Bruna Hutchison-Zuffi, Sarah Rose Klein, Emma Catherine Montross, Caitlin Belle Rogers, Rosanna Mose Sumera

Scientific coordination:

Prof. Marcella Marongiu

Exhibition design:

Architect Leonardo Stanta

When? -> Opening: Tuesday, April 14 – from 5pm to 7pm

Exhibition: from April 14 to May 18, 2015

Where? -> Florence, Casa Buonarroti, Via Ghibellina, 70

The inauguration is open to the LdM community and outside visitors