With Many Voices – Donatello

With Many Voices is a scheme devised by the Fondazione Palazzo Strozzi for people with Alzheimer’s and their caregivers.

The scheme is devised by the Fondazione’s Education Department and is implemented in conjunction with expert geriatric educators.

With Many Voices offers people living with dementia the opportunity to express themselves through art and proposes a model for communication that is still possible. In urging participants to resort to their imagination rather than to their memory, to their creativity rather than to their logical and cognitive capabilities, we enhance each one’s ability to communicate. After an experimental phase in 2011, the scheme became a regular fixture in the Palazzo Strozzi Education Department’s programme in March 2012 and was opened up to families as well as to residents in special care homes.

Activity schedule

In tie in with the Donatello, il Rinascimento exhibition, With Many Voices will include both on-site and on-line activities.

Online presentation meeting

Tuesday 22 March 15.00

In presence

Cycle A
29 March, 15.00
12 April, 15.00

Cycle B
5 April, 15.00
19 April, 15.00

Cycle C
26 April, 15.00
10 May, 15.00

Cycle D
3 May, 15.00
17 May, 15.00

Activities comply with government regulations currently in force to contain the spread of  COVID-19.


Cycle E
5 July, ore 15.00
12 July, ore 15.00

The remote experience continues with a specific WhatsApp group involving families and nursing homes. The group shares reflections, photographs and activities related to the themes of the works on display.

Activity in Italian only. The project is completely free of charge.
Reservations are required in order to take part.

Info and reservations

Dipartimento Educazione

Discover more about the project With Many Voices

Above: Donatello, Battenti della Porta dei Martiri, 1440-1442 circa. Firenze, Basilica di San Lorenzo, Sagrestia Vecchia. Opera Medicea Laurenziana. Foto Bruno Bruchi