Tue, February 20, 2018
12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
VILLA LA PIETRA
Via Bolognese, 120
50139 Firenze, Italia
Tour and lunch with Francesca Baldry, Collection Manager.
Guided tour in the Acton collection to look at portraits of the Acton family: photographs, postcards and paintings will be examined to trace and understand the history of the family and its social milieu. Over lunch, students will discuss the ways individuals and families document their lives now, in contemporary culture and “curating” one’s image. Questions about building a biography. Guidelines about the documentation system for the creation of an archive. (Event opened to NYU Students and Faculty only).
Museum Meetings Spring 2018 – From the Archive to the Museum
Museum Meetings is a cycle of conversations in art spaces designed for all students. It is dedicated to various aspects of art and museums: art, collecting, display, iconography, techniques and media, conservation, and the role of museums and art archives in society today. The program originates from the Acton Collection and expands to other art locations. All the meetings are conceived as discussions and envisage an active participation.