Established as the Ospedale degli Innocenti (Hospital of the Innocents) in 1419 through a generous donation, the Innocenti became the first institution in the world to be dedicated entirely to infancy and childhood. The Hospital was a place where children could be abandoned anonymously. The first child was received on February 5, 1445 and the last baby arrived on the night of June 29, 1875. After that the “baby-box” was closed and the hospital became an orphanage. The Institute has carried its mission through centuries and today focuses on promoting children’s rights. This commitment led to the creation of the Museum of the Innocents that opened its doors in 2016. The museum houses more than 80 works by the world-renowned artists like Domenico Ghirlandaio, Sandro Botticelli, and Luca and Andrea della Robbia. While the highlights are the children who passed through these doors, who were abandoned at its little window - baby-box, whose stories will touch you and make you dwell on the subject. Through decades of archival work, historians reconstructed the stories of 70 innocentini, who come alive for visitors through audio and video.