Research at the Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz means continuously experimenting with new formats and project designs, as well as the pursuit of longstanding topics from new perspectives that ask leading questions. Together with individual research, this comprises group projects and international collaborations. The Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz positions itself as a laboratory of fundamental research in art history in dialogue with other disciplines. This includes questions related to the professional ethics of art history, the relationship between ethics and architecture, and the concern for cultural heritage. Projects at the Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz deal with transcultural dynamics in a Mediterranean, European and global horizon. Current projects investigate the chronotopoi of cities and images, the history of knowledge and museology, photography and its archives, art history and ecology, the discourse of epochs, the work of Leonardo da Vinci, image / language constellations, image and law, and the intertwining discourses on image and object.


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