Please join us on an exceptional trip to one of the best exhibitions on European porcelain on at the moment.
The Princes’ Fragile Treasures: The Paths of Porcelain between Vienna and Florence is held at the Palazzo Pitti in Florence, in conjunction with the Princely Collections of Liechtenstein. The curators of the exhibition Dr. Claudia Lehner Jobst and Dr. Andreina d’Agliano will be accompanying and enlightening us on our tour. Porcelain, but also paintings, sculptures, semi-precious stone inlay work, ivory, crystal, tapestries and engravings serve to point up the fertile dialogue among the arts, celebrating the magnificence of porcelain in the Grand Duchy of Tuscany during the rule of the House of Lorraine.
During our trip we will also visit the exceptional collection of Italian maiolica which has been newly installed in the Bargello Museum and other major collections of porcelain in Florence and contorni.
Unfortunately we can only take the first 25 subscribers. The total cost of the trip is £300 and this includes entry tickets, three lunches, and one glamorous dinner. Please note that Hotel and Trip are not included. Also not included is the Verrocchio exhibition, but the exhibition at Palazzo Strozzi will open on 9 March to the public, so perhaps worth extending your trip by a day.
The programme is as follows:
Wednesday 6 March
10:00 start of programme
Visit of the Bargello with curator Dr Marino Marini, keeper of the maiolica collections at the Bargello
Lunch near Uffizi
PM Visit to the Uffizi with Dr Marino Marini to look at the Contini Bonacossi collection of maiolica
Evening: NO PROGRAMME/FREE
Thursday 7 March
10:00 Palazzo Pitti with Dr Andreina d’Agliano, Dr Claudia Lehner Jobst and Dr Rita Balleri, also attending will be Dr Oliva Ruccelai
Lunch near the Pitti
PM continuation of our visit and visit to the Pitti palace porcelain collections
Evening: dinner at Palazzo Malenchini, special guest: Claudio Gulli, of the Palazzo Butera, Collezione Valsecchi
Friday 8 March
10:30 Morning visit to Marchese Ginori’s collection at Palazzo Ginori
Lunch near Stibbert
PM visit to Museo Stibbert
Evening: NO PROGRAMME
End of Programme
Trip and Hotels need to be booked at own leisure, recommendations on request.
When you have been successful at booking, please let Nette Megens know of any allergies.
All destinations will be reached by foot or at own cost by taxi.
We cannot make discounts or exceptions for members wishing to attend part of the trip only.
Thanks for your understanding!