Share This Event

Event Details

Tue, February 11, 2020

12:00 – 13:45

Villa La Pietra
Via Bolognese, 120
50139 Florence, Italy

(Opened to NYU Community-only)

This is a visit led by the Collection Manager, Francesca Baldry, who will be presenting the more private rooms furnished with personal belongings and works of art, with an overview of the history of the building and the Acton family. Museum management practices will also be addressed.

(Event opened to NYU Students and NYU Faculty only)

Museum Meetings consist of a series of conversations dedicated to various aspects of art and museums, including art history, photography, anthropology, collecting, curation, techniques and media, conservation, and the role of museums and archives in society today. It originates in the Acton Collection at Villa La Pietra and expands to other art spaces in Florence and Tuscany. It is designed to attract a multidisciplinary group of students, not just those studying art or art history.   All the meetings are conceived as discussions and envisage an active participation.