The Legacy of Women – Florence
November 24th-26th, 2023. The contribution of women to the human progress. Also online
From November 24th to 26th, 2023, Florence hosts the 6th edition of The Legacy of Women (L’Eredità delle Donne). Serena Dandini directs the festival to give light to the role played, over the centuries, by women scientists, artists, writers, and pioneers of all areas of knowledge, but not always recognized on a par with male colleagues.
The festival’s goal is clear: to give voice to women and express their point of view, not only looking at the past but also tracing solutions for the future through the leading role that women have had and will have in human progress on all kinds of knowledge. This is very important as the challenges for women nowadays are still many worldwide for gender equality, for the rights of all, against all discrimination, for the health of humanity and of the Planet.
WHY IN FLORENCE?
The festival is in the name of an illustrious Florentine: the Electress of the Palatinate, or Anna Maria Luisa de ‘Medici (1667-1743), true muse of the festival, the first’ Mother of the Homeland ‘and Mother of Italian and European culture ante litteram.
Last of the Medici grand-ducal branch, Anna Maria Luisa is the woman to whom Florence owes much of its cultural and artistic heritage. In 1737 in the drafting of the Agreement with Francesco Stefano di Lorena, better known as the Family Pact, the Electress of the Palatinate, “assigns, gives, and transfers to His Royal Highness and his successors Grand Dukes, all the Furniture, and Rarity [..] such as Galleries, Paintings, Statues, Libraries, Joys and other precious things “, ordering to preserve within the city of Florence and the State of the Grand Duchy all the artistic and cultural heritage of the Medici collections” for ornament of the State, and for the benefit of the public and to attract the curiosity of foreigners “.
Thanks to his generous contribution, it was possible to keep the cultural and artistic heritage of the city of Florence intact, making it the world casket of treasures we know today. Precisely for this reason, she was chosen as the exceptional godmother for The Legacy of Women.
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