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Video: ‘Palace Women’ recounted…'


Florence-based Russian filmmaker Olga Makarova visits the ateliers of ‘Palace Women’ artisans in the Oltrarno and beyond, in this short video spotlighting the creative process of crafters Ilaria Ceccarelli and Ayako Nakamori (fabrics and natural cord), Kristie Mathieson (grès) Jane Harman (wood), Andrew Stone (watercolor woodblock prints), Negar Azhar Azari and Brenda Luize Roepke (jewelry).

From September to December 2023, lectures, tours, original artisanship, music, an exhibition and an original video and photography catalogue form part of an events series, organised by The British Institute of Florence, Il Palmerino Cultural Association and Calliope Arts, which spotlights past excellence and modern-day creativity from a female perspective.

Project Coordinator: Linda Falcone, Restoration Conversations Special thanks to donors Alice Vogler, Donna Malin, Margie MacKinnon and Wayne McArdle This project is made possible thanks to the support of Enjoy, Respect and Feel Florence, funded by Italy’s Ministry of Tourism, the Fund for Development and Cohesion, the Municipality of Florence and Feel Florence.


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