School Holiday Activities


SCUOLA FIORENTINA DEL XVI - Veduta della Piazza Signoria col rogo di Savonarola

Autumn School holidays

14 29 April 2018

Introducing the private art collection of one of Florence’s most eminent families, the Corsini family.

A Window on Italy – The Corsini Collection: Masterpieces from Florence, features Renaissance and Baroque paintings by Italian artists such as Botticelli, Tintoretto, Caravaggio and Pontormo.

This personal collection includes portraits, landscapes, mythological and religious paintings, plus fascinating decorative objects and furniture from the Palazzo Corsini.

Leaving the city it’s called home for 500 years, this is the first time this collection has toured outside Italy and will be the only showing in Australia.

Family Art Trail

10am-5pm, Wednesday – Monday

Exhibition ticket required

In the exhibition space, find Arno, one of the many dogs that the Corsini family have owned to learn more about the artworks. During Easter, complete the trail and collect your prize from AGWA’s Information Desk.

While you are visiting the Corsini gallery space take a free family guided tour 1-2pm, Monday 16 & 23 April and Wednesday 18 April.

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Corsini Family Trail

Storytelling Adventures

11am-12pm & 1-2pm,

Sunday 15, Monday 16, Thursday 19 April


Join Glenn Swift, Storyteller Extraordinaire, in AGWA's Imagination Room as he entertains you with stories of life in Renaissance Italy.

Glenn Swift Storyteller

Portrait Palazzo

Thursday 19 Sunday 22 April

11am-3pm, Thursday & Saturday

11am-2pm, Friday & Sunday


Keep eye out for AGWA and Attack of the Robot’s travelling Portrait Palazzo and have your picture taken in Renaissance Florence.

Portrait Palazzo

Design Your Own Emblem

10am-5pm, Wednesday – Monday


Do you have a family emblem, symbol or pattern with which you identify? Or, if you could design your family emblem, what colours, symbols and patterns would you choose? Visit the Imagination Room and create your own mark.

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Design your own emblem activity

Special events for families

Propel Youth Arts x AGWA: The Corsini Collection: Revisited

Presented in partnership with Propel Youth Arts as part of the KickstART Festival
10am-5pm, Saturday 14 April – Monday 18 June


The Corsini Collection: Revisited seeks to challenge art historical motifs through a contemporary prism, by taking A Window on Italy – The Corsini Collection as a starting point. Local contemporary artists are invited to select an existing work and create a new one in response to the historical works that resonate with them.

Participating artists include Danna Torres Bennz, Melissa Clements, Saleheh Gholami, Jarrad Levy, Pip Lewi and Lauren Rodriguez.

Curated by Aisyah Sumito in mentorship with Dunja Rmandic.


Florentine painter after Francesco Rosselli (Florence 1445-before 1513)
The Execution of Savonarola and Two Companions at Piazza della Signoria 16th-17th century
oil on canvas
96 x 119 cm
Galleria Corsini, Florence

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