Organised by the London Events Volunteer Fundraising Committee

Crisis, credit crunch and the urge to collect: Lorenzo de'Medici as a collector of art

Talk | The Wallace Collection

Thursday 22 May 2014 - 14:30 until 15:30

In 1469 Lorenzo de’Medici was appointed de facto ruler of Florence. During his reign he became a leading patron of the arts. This talk by Caroline Brooke considers his passion for collecting art at a time of political turmoil and assesses how important collecting was for his vision of Florence as a leading cultural centre of Europe.

This event has been organised by the London Events Volunteer Fundraising Committee to help raise money for the Art Fund.

Venue information

The Wallace Collection

Hertford House, Manchester Square, W1U 3BN

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"Art Fund" is the operating name of the National Art Collections Fund, a charity registered in England and Wales (209174) and Scotland (SC038331)