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Creation date
31 October 2017
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Virtual Exhibition on Florence's 1966 flood on the 50th anniversary


The exhibition is in its completion phase

The virtual exhibition Beauty Preserved presents the homonym exhibition dedicated to the 50th anniversary of the flood, "Beauty Preserved" Florence 1966 -2016 set up from 30 November 2016 to 3 March 2017 at Palazzo Medici Riccardi, where, in 1966, the Medici Museum had its headquarters and was flooded and devastated by the water.

The Exhibition was promoted by the Florence 2016 Committee, coordinated by Giorgio Valentino Federici and curated by Cristina Acidini and Elena Capretti.

The sections of the virtual exhibition reflect the realization of the real one, and thanks to the images and texts of the print catalog, they offer a selection of works and artefacts from places - museums, collections, libraries, archives, places of worship - among the most affected by the tragic event.

The virtual exhibition was presented at the Conference "The 50th of the 1966 flood in Florence. A different anniversary", held on Tuesday 31st October 2017 in the Aula Magna of the University of Florence (9 am - Piazza San Marco 4) and promoted by the Florence 2016 Committee.


Design and development: Sabina Cavicchi, Giovanna Cestone, Cecilia Ciatti, Laura Guasti, Margherita Loconsolo, Gabriella Migliore, Francesca Palareti, Paola Postiglione, Laura Quinto, Chiara Razzolini, Walter Scancarello, Paola Tozzi, Andrea Urbini

Exibition catalog for sale onlineLa Bellezza Salvata Firenze 1966-2016, a cura di Cristina Acidini, Elena Capretti, Sillabe, 2016 ISBN: 9788883479113.


The University of Florence, University Library System, Florence 2016 Committee


University Library System

Director: Maria Giulia Maraviglia

Via G. Capponi, 7 - 50121 Firenze; - ph. 055.2756555-56

Florence Flood Documentation Center (CEDAF)

Director: Floriana Tagliabue

Biblioteca di Lettere, Piazza Brunelleschi, 4 - 50121 Firenze; - tel. 055.2757811