Hidden Florence is the result of a collaborative research project led by Fabrizio Nevola (University of Exeter), with Donal Cooper (University of Cambridge) and Nicholas Terpstra (University of Toronto), and project team members Daniel Jamison and David Rosenthal. The project has been funded by Arts and Humanities Research Council, UK (award: AH/R008086/1), the University of Exeter and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC), Canada (grant: 435-2015-097). This app contains content produced for Hidden Florence, a project originally created in 2013-4 by Fabrizio Nevola with David Rosenthal and funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council, UK (award: AH/K005138/1), the University of Exeter and the HEFCE Higher Education Innovation Fund (HEIF) for Open Innovation.

We are grateful to our project partners (listed below) who have participated in the development including: Caroline Campbell, Stefano Casciu, Carlo Francini, Marco Mozzo. The original San Pier Maggiore model – which we anticipate will soon be usable as an AR extension to this app – was created as part of a collaboration between Donal Cooper and François Penz (University of Cambridge) and Jennifer Sliwka (then National Gallery), and created by Miguel Santa Clara. Thanks also to our Firenze Scomparsa team that participated in the Duke University advanced visualization workshop, developing the 3D San Pier Maggiore model for research and development testing in the app: Nicola Amico, Chiara Capulli and Cristina Mosconi. Additional thanks also go to the Digital Humanities Lab team at the University of Exeter. Thanks to our young user testers: Joe and Zac Rosenthal; Gaia and Clara Clark Nevola.

Project partners

Comune di Firenze – Centro Storico Patrimonio Mondiale UNESCO office

Associazione MUS.E.

National Gallery, London

Polo museale della Toscana – Ministero dei beni e delle attività culturali

DECIMA, University of Toronto

App developers

App developed and designed by Calvium Ltd.

Marketing

Social media marketing: Rose Byfleet

Press: University of Exeter Humanities press office (Kerra Maddern)

Website design: Daniel Jamison

Guide character credits

Cosimo de’ Medici – Master of Florence

Scripts: David Rosenthal, with Fabrizio Nevola

Discover More audio: David Rosenthal, Fabrizio Nevola

Voice acting for Cosimo: James Faulkner

Sound Production: The Sound Company and Daniel Jamison

Photography: Fabrizio Nevola and Rose Byfleet

Ercole – Crime and Punishment

Scripts: Daniel Jamison, with David Rosenthal

Discover More audio: Colin Rose

Additional research: Konrad Boeschenstein, Camila Walls Castillo, Aidan Flynn, Julia Rombough

Voice acting for Ercole: Nathan Osgood

Sound production: The Sound Company and Daniel Jamison

Photography: Daniel Jamison and Terri Sanderson

Giovanni – Politics and People / Neighbourhood World

Scripts: Fabrizio Nevola, David Rosenthal

Discover More audio: Fabrizio Nevola, David Rosenthal

Voice acting for Giovanni: Colin Guthrie (English), Roberto Andrioli (Italian)

Sound production: Nicola Barranger

Photography: Fabrizio Nevola, Nicola Barranger

Marietta – City of Women

Scripts: Daniel Jamison, with David Rosenthal and Julia Rombough

Discover More audio: Nicholas Terpstra, Julia Rombough

Additional research: Konrad Boeschenstein, Camila Walls Castillo, Aidan Flynn

Voice acting for Marietta: Candida Gubbins

Sound production: The Sound Company and Daniel Jamison

Photography: Daniel Jamison and Terri Sanderson

Niccolosa – Saints and Sinners

Scripts: Daniel Jamison, with David Rosenthal; based on a historical character and route provided by Sharon Strocchia

Discover More audio: Nicholas Terpstra, Sharon Strocchia, Donal Cooper

Voice acting for Niccolosa: Tara Ward

Sound production: The Sound Company and Daniel Jamison

Photography: Daniel Jamison, Terri Sanderson and Rose Byfleet

Image credits for guide characters

We have selected images to represent the guide characters in the app and on these pages, although with the exception of Cosimo de’ Medici these are not true likenesses!

Portrait bust of Cosimo de’ Medici: Antonio Rossellino, Cosimo de’Medici, 1460 (marble), Bode Museum, Berlin (inv. 124). © Foto: Skulpturensammlung und Museum für Byzantinische Kunst der Staatlichen Museen zu Berlin – Preußischer Kulturbesitz

Portrait used for Ercole: Baccio Bandinelli, Hercules and Cacus (detail), 1534. Piazza della Signoria, Florence (photo: Rose Byfleet)

Portrait used for Giovanni: Idealised portrait of Masaccio from Giorgio Vasari, Le Vite de’ più eccellenti pittori scultori e architetti, Florence: Giunti, 1568

Portrait used for Niccolosa Alessandri: Attributed to Domenico Ghirlandaio, Lucrezia Tornabuoni, c. 1475 (tempera and oil on poplar panel), Samuel H. Kress Collection (1952.5.62) National Gallery of Art, Washington DC

Portrait used for Marietta: Bernardino Poccetti, Massacre of the Innocents (detail), 1610, Museo degli Innocenti, Florence.

The Bonsignori map of Florence is published with the permission of the Harvard University Library Map Collection.

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