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Tue, May 19, 2020

3:30 PM – 5:00 PM

Villa La Pietra
Via Bolognese, 120
50139 Firenze, Italy

The Acton Photograph Archive Digitization Project

at Villa La Pietra NYU Florence


Tuesday May 19 at 3:30 – 5:00 pm (Florence)  /  9:30-11:00 am (US EST)
Live Zoom Session

Through twelve different perspectives and twelve photographs, this event will illustrate the fascinating complexity of the Acton photo archive, from imagining it as an “ecosystem” to its preservation process.

Speakers and guests include:

Perri Klass – NYU Florence Co-Director; Professor of Journalism and Pediatrics, New York University

Larry Wolff – NYU Florence Co-Director; Julius Silver Professor of History; Executive Director Remarque Institute, New York University

Costanza Caraffa – Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz, Head of the Photo Library

Tiziana Serena – Università di Firenze, Associate Professor in History of Photography

Francesca Baldry – NYU Florence Acton Collection Manager; Co-curator of the project

Scott Palmer – NYU Florence faculty; Coordinator of Instructional Technology and Digital Initiatives NYU Florence; Co-curator of the project

Nora Kennedy – NYU Institute Lecturer for the Conservation Center; Sherman Fairchild Conservator in Charge of the Photograph Conservation Department, The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Barbara Cattaneo – Opificio delle Pietre Dure Florence, Paper, Book and Photograph Conservator

Paolo De Rocco, Elisabetta Accorsi and Pamela Ferrari – Centrica srl, Florence

Arnav Binaykia – NYU Florence student; intern 2019-20 at the Acton Collection at Villa La Pietra

Alessandra Capodacqua – NYU Florence faculty; Photographer

Michele Marincola – NYU Chair of the Conservation Center; Sherman Fairchild Distinguished Professor of Conservation; Conservation Consultant, Villa La Pietra Florence.

Audiovisual presentation and followed by a live Q&A with the stakeholders of the project and their guests, for a total of 1 hour and 30 minutes.

If you would like to attend the live zoom session please send us an email to, before by May 18 2020, and you will receive the zoom link to enter the session.