Adopt an Apostle


AWA is committed to safeguarding art by women and rediscovering a vital part of Florence’s forgotten cultural and creative heritage.


Over the last decade, AWA has restored over 40 works by women artists from the Renaissance to the twentieth century.


Be in the loop about AWA events. Get a glimpse of our art-by-women news and Foundation Highlights.

Art In Need

Historic women artists have works to salvage in Florence.  This quest about them. But it starts with YOU.



The first step in rescuing art by women is to learn more about it. Reclaim history. Have a look at our books.


Travel With Us

AWA invites art-lovers to be our guests for a bird's-eye view of Florence. Getting to know the city ‘close-up’ means learning to love and protect its treasures.

By giving a voice to historic
women artists AWA rescues
and reclaims the ‘hidden half’
of Florence’s art.

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Media About Us

"AWA is rediscovering all the works by women that lie forgotten in the museum attics and churches of Florence."
"AWA's committment is not limited to restoration, it aims to recostruct the lives and stories of forgetten women artists."
"Jane Fortune's mission is to seek out hidden art treasures and restore them to their ancient splendor."

AWA's Institutional Partners