The Innocents of Florence

Cinema - Event posted by elena

Address: Via Cavour 50/r, Florence

Date: Friday 17 May 21:00 - 23:00

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It's 1410 and there is a huge social problem in Florence. Babies are abandoned and dying at an alarming rate. To solve the problem Florence's humanists organize and build a hospice for babies to assist young mothers. To celebrate the completion of the new building in 1446, logo and symbol for the new Institute.
Flash forward 600 years to 2013, the very picture painting sits in a museum within the original building. Two women, one American and one Italian, one is working on the restoration of the museum.

The year is 1410 and there is a big social problem in Florence. Children are abandoned and countless die. To solve the problem, the Florentine humanists organize and build a hospice for mothers and children. To celebrate the completion of the new building in 1446,
they commission a picture to use as a poster, logo and banner for the new Institute.
Next 600 years to 2013, this same painting is found in the museum inside the original building. Two women, an American and an Italian, are charged with restoring the work that will be exhibited at the end of the renovation and reopening of the new museum.



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