Who am I?' ‘What am I doing here?' ‘How do I wish to be remembered?' These are among the questions that an artist may ask herself as she tries to decide how she will represent herself to the world, what to reveal and what to mask. The upcoming exhibition at the Uffizi's Reali Poste, Autoritratte: ‘Artiste di capriccioso e destrissimo ingegno' ritratte per gli Uffizi, offers a rare opportunity to consider these issues in the context of the museum's historic collection of self-portraits that range from the sixteenth century to the present day. The quotation in the title is from Vasari's Lives of the Artists. His only biography focused on a woman artist is dedicated to the sixteenth-century sculptor Properzia de'Rossi, whom he praises for her inventiveness and technical skill in being able to carve the entire passion of Christ on a peach stone. Curator of the exhibition and director of nineteenth- and twentieth-century art at the Uffizi, Giovanna Giusti has been preparing the show for the last three years. In a conversation with her in her office at the Uffizi, I asked about the genesis of the exhibition, what inspired it and the discoveries along the way.