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Conservator Rossella Lari restores Nelli's Palazzo Vecchio Annunciation.

AWA's Christmas gift to Florence 2018

A time-honored holiday tradition. "Because this painting depicts the Virgin Mary receiving news of Christ’s birth from the Archangel Gabriel, we thought its restoration a perfect way to share the Christmas spirit, as a gift to Florence and art lovers everywhere," says AWA's founder Jane Fortune. The Christmas tradition of giving restored art as a present started in 2009 with the exhibition at Palazzo Pitti entitled 'A Christmas Gift to the City of Florence' which featured Artemisia Gentileschi's newly restored David and Bathsheba, created the royal apartments of Grand Duke Cosimo II. This gesture spurred the official foundation of Advancing Women Artists (AWA) and it's one we plan on repeating year by year.