AWA Director in Italy viewing ancient manuscript with miniature by Nelli


The ‘invisible‘ works that crowd the city’s museum storages deserve the opportunity of widespread recognition. It’s critical to properly identify, research and catalog the paintings and sculptures by women in Florence so that their indisputable significance may be more fully documented. Though research regarding women artists has become more prevalent over the last 50 years, the lack of information and records regarding their lives and work in Florence has often hindered the advancement of public knowledge. AWA researches the life of each artist whose art is being restored. The process involves archival finds, museum visits and library resources and has often sparked new attributions and further study of the artist at the highest of scholarly levels.