Author: Alexandra Korey

Alexandra Korey is Head of Digital at The Florentine and at TF's sister company, Flod. She specializes in social media & crowdfunding for cultural institutions. In her past life, she got a PhD in Renaissance art history from the University of Chicago and a Masters from Syracuse University in Florence. When she is not writing for someone else, you can find her at her blog, where she's been reporting on art, culture and life in Italy since 2004.
December 10, 2009

Making the invisible visible

Women is an expression of love for the female artists of Florence's past. Jane Fortune has dug through the archives of the Florentine museums in search of women's names and their works, which are often in storage and away from the public eye. We learn that Florence conceals
October 8, 2009

‘Florence is the next Florence’

Last week, Giuliano da Empoli, superintendent of culture and ‘contemporary-ness' for the city of Florence, published a document called ‘Florence is the Next Florence: a strategy for contemporary art and culture in Florence' on the BarCamp website. In the spirit of crowdsourcing, this is a draft upon
June 2, 2005

Deal with garbage?

CRASH! The sound of broken glass shatters the silence of the dark, rainy night. My jet-lagged brain takes a moment to process. It’s a Sunday night in January 1999, and I have just fallen asleep in the apartment that I’ve rented over the Internet for