Catalogue of the exhibition held at the Istituto degli Innocenti from 3 December 2011 to 18 March 2012



copertina del volume Figli d'Italia

This volume presents the content of the exhibition ‘Figli d'Italia’. Gli Innocenti e la nascita di un progetto nazionale per l’infanzia (1861-1911).

The exhibition outlines the history of the care services for abandoned children in Florence, Milan, Venice, Naples and Bologna in the first fifty years of the national state, offering a previously unpublished look at a period that saw the theme of childhood and its care rightfully become part of the nascent unity policies.

Through the biographies of 15 children who lived at the Innocenti and other Italian foundling hospitals between 1861 and 1911, and thanks to period photographs, videos, objects and archive documents, Figli d'Italia recounts the daily life of children within these institutions.

The volume is available at the Innocenti Library and can be consulted in its online catalogue.

Note di edizione

Edited by Stefano Filipponi, Eleonora Mazzocchi, Lucia Sandri

ISBN 978-88-6302-065-6

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