Author: Samantha Vaughn

Samantha Vaughn came to Italy to study museums in grad school and hasn't found any reason to leave yet. After living in various cities across Northern Italy, she finally settled in Tuscany, an ideal place to follow her passion of protecting and celebrating cultural heritage. Between museum visits, she's likely to be found reading in cafes.
December 29, 2016

Street Levels Gallery opens in via Palazzuolo

The newest gallery to hit the Florence art scene opened to the public on December 18, 2016. The Street Levels Gallery inaugurated its space with an exhibition titled UNITY Wanted, highlighting the work of 18 local street artists. In their own words, the Street Levels Gallery is a space that is “part exhibition gallery, part […]
December 1, 2016

Blowing trumpets

It’s now the season when we look back at the year come to pass, at its ups and downs, our personal growth and our setbacks. And 2016 is shaping up to be a year for the history books. Being American, I find myself reflecting on the obvious: the presidential election. It’s only been a few […]
November 15, 2016

Tiepolo renewed

The Horne Museum takes center stage in 2017, with the 100th anniversary of the Fondazione Horne. A series of events are planned for the centenary, beginning with the exhibition Tiepolo: Drawings from the Horne Album.   Until April 18, 2017, visitors to the Horne Museum will have the opportunity to see 26 newly restored drawings […]
January 16, 2014

Smartphones on guard for #MuseumSelfie Day!

Wednesday, January 22, 2014 is Museum Selfie Day around the world. A group of museum professionals called Culture Themes has issued a world-wide call to post selfies in our favourite museums. ‘The idea behind Culture Themes,’ explains Mar Dixon, one of the project’s organizers, ‘