Tue, October 05, 2021
10:00 – 12:00
VILLA LA PIETRA
Via Bolognese, 120
(Image: Three phases of the treatment process: before-during-and after conservation )
A unique occasion to visit the Conservation Studio at Villa La Pietra
(Event open to NYU Florence students only)
The Valois Tapestries are a series of eight large tapestries depicting festivities or “magnificences” held by Caterina de’ Medici‘s Royal Courts in the second half of the 16th century. They are preserved at the Uffizi Gallery in Florence but not usually on display. In November 2018, six of the eight tapestries –Elephant, Fontainebleau, Journey, Polish Ambassadors, Tournament, and Whale– were displayed, after conservation, for the first time in North America at the Cleveland Museum of Art.
Join us to celebrate the completion of Barriers, the last tapestry of the series.
October 5 – Guided visits at 10:00 AM or 11:30 AM
The textile conservators Costanza Perrone Da Zara and Claudia Beyer (Restauro Tessile di Beyer e Perrone) will illustrate the one-year of passionate and dedicated work their their team carried out; and invite students to ask questions and share observations.