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International conference “A Princely Education” 6-8 November 2019

The international conference A Princely Education is organized by Angelo Cattaneo, Sabrina Corbellini and Michael W. Kwakkelstein on occasion of the opening of the exhibitionThe Global Eye. Dutch, Spanish, and Portuguese Maps in the Collections of the Grand Duke Cosimo III de’ Medici (Florence, Biblioteca Medicea Laurenziana, 7 November 2019 to 29 May 2020). It focuses on the historical, political, social and artistic contexts of Cosimo III’s travels through the Netherlands (1667-1668) and later Spain, Portugal, England, Ireland, the Netherlands and France (1668- 1669). The conference addresses the tension between Cosimo III’ s global ambitions and his local concerns, both in his private and public life. The workshop is organized with the support of the NIKI (Istituto Universitario Olandese di Storia dell’Arte, Florence), the University of Groningen and the Accademia della Crusca.

The conference is open to the public free of charge. Pre-registration is required to guarantee seating: niki@nikiflorence.org

For the full program, click here.