The Corsini Collection, Art Gallery of Western Australia

Be sure to take the family along to this amazing collection hosted by the Art Gallery of Western Australia. This is the first time in 500 years that the personal collection has toured outside of Florence and Perth is the only place it will be seen in the whole world! The Corsini Collection, Art Gallery of Western AustraliaI took along my 9 and 6 year olds who thoroughly enjoyed the exhibition and may have actually learnt a thing or two! They definitely have a new found appreciation for Italian art! The Corsini Collection, Art Gallery of Western AustraliaThe Corsini Family have a fascinating history with a family tree that spans back hundreds of years to the 13th century! Interwoven into the tapestry of political, cultural and intellectual landscape of Florence, this vast collection spans generations of the Corsinis and their many roles throughout the different eras. The Corsini Collection, Art Gallery of Western AustraliaPlenty on display to entice and capture younger imaginations including the many exquisite paintings… The Corsini Collection, Art Gallery of Western Australiastunning furniture displays…The Corsini Collection, Art Gallery of Western Australiaa delightful kitchenette display showcasing utensils with a backdrop of the art and timesThe Corsini Collection, Art Gallery of Western AustraliaA lovely account of record keeping in the form of an actual recipe book hand written by Antonietta Corsini in 1881, children can flick through an electronic version (these are scattered throughout the exhibition with the technologically minded – in mind)The Corsini Collection, Art Gallery of Western AustraliaClothing worn by family members of the time including a young boys outfit.The Corsini Collection, Art Gallery of Western AustraliaThere are a few provocative pieces, but nothing overly vulgar or confronting.The Corsini Collection, Art Gallery of Western AustraliaChildren can find Arno, the Corsini’s dog. His wall stickers are scattered through out the exhibition which ask thought provoking questions, encouraging younger (and older) minds to delve into the artwork a bit deeper. Be sure to complete the trail during Easter and collect a prize at the front desk!The Corsini Collection, Art Gallery of Western Australia

Collect your pamphlet for each of your children to tick off all the pieces they find in the Corsini Art Hunt. The Corsini Collection, Art Gallery of Western AustraliaThis was a favourite of my daughters and she was delighted each time she came across a finding. It even became a competition between the two siblings, who could find the next one!The Corsini Collection, Art Gallery of Western Australia

The Corsini Collection, Art Gallery of Western AustraliaFamilies can also get inspired by the elaborate Corsini Crest and design their own, just ask at the ticketing booth on entry.

The Corsini Collection, Art Gallery of Western Australia

We were lucky to see the amazing dancing and opera performers!

The exhibition is quite child friendly and prams can easily maneuvre in and around the displays. Be mindful if you do have wanderers or climbers, that the beautiful, opulent dining setting as well as a few other displays are off limits to budding little Renaissance diners.The Corsini Collection, Art Gallery of Western Australia

Make sure to pose for a photo in the main foyer as you leave.The Corsini Collection, Art Gallery of Western AustraliaAlso keep a look out for:  Storytelling Adventures – 11am-12pm & 1-2pm Sun 15, Mon 16, Thu 19 April

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Portrait Palazzo: 10am-5pm Thu 19 – Sun 22 AprThe Corsini Collection, Art Gallery of Western Australia

A Window On Italy, The Corsini Collection, Masterpieces From Florence

Where: Art Gallery of Western Australia Perth Cultural Centre, Perth

When: 28 Feb – 18 June 2018

Cost: $15 Adults, $12 Concession,  $7 Children (5-17) Children 4 and under free

Time: 10am – 5pm Wednesday to Monday, Closed Tuesdays

Call: Info line: 9492 6622 Reception: 9492 6600

Email: [email protected]

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Stephanie Rae - Mother of Dragons, Writer, Bollywood Dancer, Owner of Jazzie Cazzie's

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