Michelangelo: The Exhibition

National Exhibition Register

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    Image Credit
    Courtesy of South Florida Museum, Florida.

About the exhibition

Travelling to Australia for the first time, Michelangelo: The Exhibition invites the visitor to imagine the life of Renaissance artist Michelangelo Buonarroti, and experience first hand the impact of his achievements in the fields of sculpture, architecture, painting, drawing and science. What is extraordinary and unique about this exhibition is that it features full-scale sculptures made from the casts of Michelangelo's originals. Outside of Italy these can only be seen together at the Victoria & Albert Museum, London.


• The curated exhibition presents famous statues and paintings of Michelangelo as well as artifacts, together in the one venue;

• Unique access to the full-scale sculptures made from the casts of Michelangelo's originals. Outside of Italy these can only be seen together at the Victoria & Albert Museum, London;

• See, touch and photograph real frescoes using the traditional techniques used by Michelangelo;

• Architectural wonders of Florence and Rome presented in a 3D display and authoritative videos from the Casa Buonarroti (the Michelangelo museum in Florence);

• The creative hub of the renaissance artist/scientist, called the Bottega. Substantial content for public programs is a trademark of all Artisans of Florence International exhibitions and key to their success worldwide. As an integral part of the Michelangelo exhibition we offer visitors the opportunity to step back in time and immerse themselves in the “Bottega”, the Renaissance artists’ workshop, complete with clay, modelling tools and a kiln. This and other themes incorporate the inventions of another great artist and genius, Leonardo da Vinci. The collection is arranged in 5 themes and begins with an introductory section placing Michelangelo in context with his contemporary, fellow Renaissance artist Leonardo Da Vinci.
- Era of Michelangelo
- Sculpture
- Painting
- Architecture
- Bottega (The Renaissance Workshop)
The statues, although replicas, are exquisite. Together with panels that contain details from the Sistine Chapel frescoes, drawings, architectural prints and the Bottega, the artworks provide a rare up-close view of Michelangelo's famous masterpieces.

Artists and Curator

Artisans of Florence - International (Australia)

The Niccolai Group (Florence) Muri Dell'Arte (Florence)

Available Dates and
Exhibition Details

Available dates
31/05/2016 - 31/12/2020
Exhibition size
Over 100 sq or running metres
Originating state
Contact to discuss
Web Site
Accompanying materials available
Catalogue/Book, Education Kit, Installation Support Available, Interpretative/Didactic Panels, Labels, Media Kit, Public Program Opportunities, Signage
Other materials
Gift shop merchandise on commission (sale or return) High Resolution images for use in promotional materials DVDs to play on TV and/or projection screens inside the exhibition (Michelangelo film, Live Fresco film, Architecture DVD) Materials to recreate a renaissance painter/scientist workshop including furniture made with materials of the time and featuring period tools and implements: canvas, wooden easels, clay, marble, sand, lime, and stones
Primary contact
Maria Teresa Rizzo
Australian Tour Manager
Artisans of Florence - International Pty Ltd
0410 679 694
Secondary contact
Luigi Rizzo
0404 683 768 (Aust) / Tel/Fax: 03 9347 3489
Produced and curated by the Artisans of Florence International (Australia) in collaboration with The Niccolai Group and Muri Dell'Arte (Firenze).