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Tue, April 16, 2019

12:00 – 14:00

Villa La Pietra
Via Bolognese, 120
50139 Firenze, Italia

A talk with the stakeholders and technicians, including NYU student Mia Biviano alongside Collection Manager Francesca Baldry, who are working on the project of digitizing and cataloguing the photograph collection of the Acton Family at Villa La Pietra.

Join us to learn more about the process of photograph conservation, the grand variety of photos of the Actons, and how NYU plans to make the archive accessible for research.

The event will be followd by a light lunch.

With Francesca Baldry, Collection Manager of the Acton Collection, Scott Palmer, Lecturer and Coordinator of Instructional Techology and Digital Initiatives, NYU Florence, and Paolo de Rocco, Centrica.

(Event opened to the NYU Florence community-only).

Museum Meetings consist of a series of conversations centered around museums, collections and the way these are experienced. These discussions may include, but are not limited, to the study of works of art, photography, anthropological, historical or sociological approaches of collecting, curation, techniques and media, conservation, and the role museums and archives have in society today. The idea originated in the Acton Collection and expanded beyond the walls of Villa La Pietra to include 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 student  participation.