Tue, May 19, 2020
3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Villa La Pietra
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, before by May 18 2020, and you will receive the zoom link to enter the session.