Roberta Orsi Landini, textile and costume scholar, has worked for over 20 years on the textile and costume collections at the Pitti Palace in Florence. She is author of numerous articles, essays and books and has collaborated with an array of public institutions and museums in Italy and abroad. From the onset of the Galleria del Costume in 1983 she has collaborated on several projects, exhibitions and publications, among whichModa alla corte dei Medici, on the conserved Medici burial clothes and I principi bambini, on court infant clothing.
For the Stibbert Museum she conceived and curated the exhibition and catalog entitled L’abito per il corpo. Il corpo per l’abito, which confronted western and Islamic dress. Roberta instigated and oversaw for many years the didactic activities of the Fondazione Arte della Seta Lisio and the Roberto Capucci Foundation in Florence. Her most recent book publication,Moda a Firenze 1540-1580: lo stile di Eleonora di Toledo e la sua influenza, is a culmination of her meticulous and accurate detailed dress research on archival documents and coeval imagery. Forthcoming is her next book,Moda a Firenze 1540-1580 Lo stile di Cosimo I de’ Medici.
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