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Rebel women. Renata di Francia and Giulia Gonzaga


A contemporary point of view on the female side of Renaissance. On display, precious miniatures by Agnieszka Kossowska, for the first time in Ferrara, to remind us the story of Renata di Francia, Giulia Gonzaga and other “rebel” women of the Italian Renaissance.
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Les ‘petites prières’ of the Duchess of Ferrara
Written and illuminated in the Parisian area around 1517 for Renée de Valois, daughter of the king of France, the manuscript reached Ferrara in 1528, part of the dowry of the new duchess, as wife of Ercole II d’Este. In 1560, when she abjured Catholicism, her books were burnt, with the exception of those few in accordance with Catholicism, including this little book of hours. It remained in the Estense Library until 1994 when it was lent out for an exhibition in Montecassino, subsequently stolen, and never found. Fortunately, a reproduction of the work had already begun: with the realization of the facsimile, Renée’s treasure has been ideally recovered. The artist, Agnieszka Kossowska, has recreated the Renaissance’s masters work of art, with methods and materials which are very similar to the original ones.
Exhibition organized by Enrica Domenicali and Mauro Bini


Decembre 15th,  at 6pm
Opening of the exhibition and presentation of the programme by Enrica Domenicali. With the collaboration of Caterina Cornelio, Mauro Bini, Agnieszka Kossowska, Anna De Rossi
January 19th, 2018
Presentation of the book “ Tiziano e Giulia Gonzaga” by Anna De Rossi
February  9th, 2018
A codex, a fac-simile and the modern art of illumination.
Laboratory by Agnieszka Kossowska and a conversation with Mauro Bini.
March 8th, 2018
The rebel women of the Renaissance
With Roberta Iotti, Anna De Rossi, Enrica Domenicali


Museo di Casa Romei - Via Savonarola 30 - Ferrara


From the  December 15th, 2017 to March 11th, 2018


From Sunday to Wednesday from 8.30 a.m. to 2.00 p.m.
From Thursday to Saturday from 2.00p.m. to 7.30 p.m.
Ticket office closes 30 minute before.


Full price €5; reduced ticket €2.5. Free ticket for people up to 18 years-old and for the owners of MyFeCard. Free entrance on the first Sunday of each month.


Casa Romei - Via Savonarola 30 - Ferrara
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