Many re­quire restora­tion.

The ma­jor­ity of art­works in Florence by women are lan­guish­ing in stor­ages. Thou­sands are wait­ing to be re­dis­cov­ered.

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Ad­vanc­ing Women Artists Foun­da­tion (AWA), a

not-for-profit or ga niz at ion (501c 3) is com­mit­ted to identifying and restor­ing art work by women in Florence’s mu­se­ums and stor­ages.

AWA sup­ports projects that in­clude the doc­u­men­ta­tion and ex­hi­bi­tion of each newly re­stored work. The Foun­da­tion is work­ing to es­tab­lish and sup­port a per­ma­nent public ex­hi­bi­tion space in Florence for works by women artists that have lan­guished un­seen in the city’s mu­seum stor­ages for cen­turies.

AWA has sal­vaged paint­ings and sculp­tures by

myr­iad women artists in­clud­ing: Suor Plau­tilla Nelli, Artemisia Gen­tileschi, Vi­olante Sir­iès Cer­roti, Fèli­cie de Fau­veau, Irene Par­enti Du­c­los, Elis­a­beth Chap­lin, Adri­ana Pincherle, Carla Ac­cardi, Amalia Ciardi Dupre, An­toni­etta Raphael Mafai, Genni Muc­chi, Edita Broglio, Daphne Maugham, Amelia Peláez, Beatrice Laz­zari, Lolò Sold­ev­illa and Rita Longo and Titina Maselli.

Their works grace the fol­low­ing Floren­tine

venues: Ac­cademia Gallery, the San Marco Mu­seum, the Pala­tine Gallery, the Last Sup­per Mu­seum of An­drea del Sarto, Palazzo Pitti’s Gallery of Modern Art, Opera di Santa Croce, Santa Maria del Carmine Church, Santa Maria Mad­dalena de’ Pazzi Church, the Gabi­netto Vis­seiux and the Twen­ti­eth-cen­tury Mu­seum.

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