Exhibition Past

Guests joined us for an immersive Art Retreat during the Florence Biennale, from 27th - 29th September. They explored the history of collecting through the lens of specialists, gained an understanding of conservation techniques, and discovered the latest technological developments in the world of art and finance. The course was delivered as a joint venture between Colnaghi Foundation - the charitable and academic arm of the world’s oldest commercial art gallery - and Stonehage Fleming, the international multi-family office and advisory.

Drawing upon the expertise of both institutions and outside specialists, study-mornings introduced participants to the keys required to unlock a deeper understanding of art, with conversations on attribution techniques, important historic collections, and Virtual Reality and Artificial Intelligence for art. Interactive workshops were followed by expert led visits to art and heritage sites as well as private collections, many of which are closed to the public. Lunches and receptions in the quintessential Italian tradition were held at sites across Florence. Each thoughtfully structured day of this retreat provided insights into the history of art and building collections, in the birthplace of the Renaissance.


27 September, 2022

Learning to Look, presented by Colnaghi

A case of attribution: Colnaghi’s Caravaggio with Andrea Cipriani, restorer


Tour of Artists' Studios in the Oltrarno

Visit to San Marco with the Directors


28 September, 2022

History of Collecting, from the Medici to the Gilded Age with Professor Jeremy Howard


Private visit to Villa La Pietra, the Acton collection, with Francesca Baldry, curator

At home with a private collector


29 September, 2022

Tech for Art and Finance

Towards the Metaverse

Digital art workshop, Palazzo Strozzi with Arturo Galansino 

Tour and lunch at I Collazzi

Optional: guided tour of the Florence Biennale with Colnaghi 

For more information,
please contact Candida Lodovica de Angelis Corvi: candida@colnaghifoundation.org

For assistance, accommodation, and concierge arrangements, please contact Doris Sommavilla: doris.sommavilla@stonehagefleming.com