Battle to Protect Michelangelo’s David’s Dignity

Since its completion in 1504, Michelangelo’s David has held significant religious and political importance. However, the sale of cheap souvenirs around Florence focusing on its genitalia has curators concerned. Galleria dell’Accademia’s director, Cecilie Hollberg, is leading legal battles to protect the statue from unauthorized commercial use, invoking Italy’s cultural heritage code. This has sparked a debate on intellectual property rights and freedom of expression.

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