About the Au­thor

Timeless Travels Magazine - - ITALY -

Au­thor, lec­turer, art col­lec­tor and phi­lan­thropist, Dr. Jane For­tune is au­thor of To Florence, Con Amore, 90 Ways to Live the City; In­vis­i­ble Women, For­got­ten Artists of Florence and Art by Women in Florence: A Guide Through 500 Years. Her book In­vis­i­ble Women, For­got­ten Artists of Florence was the ba­sis of a PBS (Public Broad­cast­ing Sys­tem) doc­u­men­tary of the same ti­tle, and the doc­u­men­tary won a cov­eted Emmy in 2013.

She is the Cul­tural Editor of The Floren­tine, the English Speak­ing News mag­a­zine in Florence, and is known in Florence as ‘In­di­ana Jane’ be­cause of her ef­forts to iden­tify, res­cue and re­store art trea­sures by women, in Florence’s stor­ages and mu­se­ums. She serves on sev­eral Mu­seum Boards of Trustees in the United States.

Her next book, When the World An­swered: Women

Artists for Florence Af­ter the 1966 Flood, with Linda Fal­cone, will be pub­lished Oc­to­ber 2014. It is about thirty-one, of one hun­dred and seven, works by women artists that were do­nated to the city of Florence to re­place works of art de­stroyed in the 1966 Flood. The city of Florence promised the artists that their works would be housed in a yet-to-be built Con­tem­po­rary Mu­seum of Art – that prom­ise was made 48 years ago, while the works have been lan­guish­ing, never seen, in stor­age. On June 24, 2014, the ‘Mu­seum of the 1900s’ was fi­nally in­au­gu­rated in Florence – this book is their story.

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