A New Design

NYU Florence is pleased to present a newly designed website for Villa La Pietra with a more contemporary look and feel.  The Committee (composed of both Florence and New York-based members) articulated a set of criteria for the redesign, which included:

  • a fresh, media-rich look and feel
  • more detailed information about the Collection, the ongoing curatorial and conservation work conducted on the Collection and Garden, and the site’s connection to the Acton family
  • greater visibility of NYU Florence initiatives taking place in the Villa or which use the Villa, Library, and Gardens
  • enabling Villa La Pietra to feature digital projects featuring the art, photographic and library collections and gardens
  • adding image and video assets to enhance the visual richness of the site
  • developing a close integration with other NYU Florence and NYU Global digital assets
  • providing the widest possible online access to Villa La Pietra Collections

Many of these objectives have been achieved in Phase 1 of the project.  Phase 2, which will begin work this Fall, will provide a fully searchable database of artworks held in the Acton Art Collection.