Relics of Roman Identity: Re-Collecting the Lost Palazzo del Bufalo, Rome (c. 1450-1600)

When and Where

Thursday, February 09, 2023 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
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Matthew Coleman, PhD candidate, University of Toronto (Art History)


The antiquities collection of the del Bufalo family was one of the largest and most influential in Rome, c. 1450-1600. Unfortunately, unlike richer contemporary collections (e.g., of the Medici or d’ Este), neither the Bufali artifacts nor their home exist today. This talk explores both the bookish and globetrotting methodologies used to reconstruct Renaissance antiquities collections which have been lost to time, in an effort to restore their extraordinary cultural legacies for future study.


Co-sponsored by the University of Toronto Department of Italian Studies, the University of Toronto Department of Classics, and the University of Toronto Department of Art History.