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Wed, November 08, 2017

18:00 – 19:00

Villa La Pietra
Via Bolognese, 120
50139 Firenze, italia

The best information about a work of art is its own physical evidence.
By looking closely at its materials and techniques, a 16th century painting in the Acton Collection at Villa La Pietra has been identified as part of the temporary decorations for a Medici wedding. Few pieces of such ephemera have survived; it may not be coincidental that this group of paintings was particularly praised, with Vasari commenting that they deserved to be preserved.

A talk with painting conservator Jean Dommermuth.

This talk is dedicated to Myron Laskin (1930 – 2017), art historian, curator and patron of the arts.

Museum Meetings is a cycle of conversations in art spaces. It is dedicated to various aspects of art and museums in Florence: art, collecting, display, iconography, techniques and media,  conservation, and the role of museums in society today. The program originates from the Acton Collection and expands to other art locations in the city. All the meetings are conceived as discussions and envisage an active participation.