Online exhibition
An online exhibition by the Photothek des Kunsthistorischen Instituts in Florenz – Max-Planck-Institut
Online conference
Failure: Understanding Art as Process, 1150–1750
International Conference organized by Ariella Minden, Alessandro Nova, and Luca Palozzi
4A Lab Seminar
Elaine Ayers: Strange Beauty: Botanical Collecting, Extractible Environments, and the Construction of the Biogeographic Tropics in Colonial Natural History
17 November 2020, 3:00pm
4A Lab Seminar
Sophie Chao: Taking Plants and People Seriously: Multispecies Entanglements in the West Papuan Oil Palm Nexus
10 November 2020, 3:00pm
4A Lab Seminar
Bat-ami Artzi and Manuela Fischer: Fragments of the Spanish Conquest from the Americas: Relics or Memorials?
07 December 2020, 3:00pm
The Announcement.
Annunciations and Beyond
Edited by Hana Gründler, Alessandro Nova, Itay Sapir
From Granada to Berlin: the Alhambra Cupola.
Anna McSweeney

Connecting Art Histories in the Museum, vol. 5
Ed. by Michael Eissenhauer, Jörg Völlnagel, Hannah Baader, Gerhard Wolf
Mitteilungen des Kunsthistorischen Institutes in Florenz
LXII. Band (2020), Heft 1 (aktuelle Ausgabe)
Photography and Art Market around 1900
edited by Costanza Caraffa and Julia Bärnighausen
Video Archive
Visit the Vimeo channel of the KHI for a selection of video recordings of lectures, workshops, and seminars from the past events of the last years.
Image Capital
An artistic research project directed by Estelle Blaschke and KHI artist-in-residence Armin Linke, investigates today's transformation of value systems attached to images and data
Open Access
Digital Collections
In times of closed research libraries, we would like to give you an overview of some important sources of freely accessible digital collections of both books and journals.
Open Access
Mitteilungen des Kunsthistorischen Institutes in Florenz
Articles of the journal available online via ART-Dok
The Institute
The Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz is a research institute dedicated to the history of art and of architecture. Its main focus are the art and visual culture of Italy, Europe, and the Mediterranean in a global perspective.
Further information
Research opportunities
The Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz awards a number of scholarships and contracts as a means of supporting the research projects of outstanding young academics.
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To use the library (Via Giusti 44), online reservations are mandatory:

The Photo Library (and the Ya section of the Library) in Palazzo Grifoni are accessible by appointment. Information on how to register can be found here


In light of the increasing number of Coronavirus infections, for reasons of health and safety the number of reading/working spaces per day has to be reduced.
We regret this inevitable measure and thank you for your understanding.

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