NEH banner

[light] [dark]

[Return to Query]

Products for grant PE-263509-19

PE-263509-19
Preserving Material Memory through Conservation Education and Training
Margaret Ellis, New York University

Grant details: https://securegrants.neh.gov/publicquery/main.aspx?f=1&gn=PE-263509-19

Objects Conservation at the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, Philadelphia, PA (Public Lecture or Presentation)
Title: Objects Conservation at the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, Philadelphia, PA
Abstract: For future art conservators, project-based training plays an important role in developing technical abilities and collaborative skills in the workplace. In an effort to help students gain this type of experience, the Conservation Center works proactively to arrange practical training opportunities over the summer recess. Students can join archaeological excavations such as Samothrace in Greece, and Selinunte in Sicily, or they may choose to work at museums, conservation facilities, and grand historic houses such as Villa La Pietra, NYU’s estate in Florence, Italy. Tonight we will hear from conservation students about their recent summer internships in museum laboratories, libraries, archives, and private conservation studios. Please join us in the Loeb Room for refreshments at the conclusion of tonight’s program.
Author: Adrienne Gendron
Date: 10/21/2019
Location: James B. Duke House Lecture Hall, Institute of Fine Arts, NYU, 1 E. 78th Street, New York, NY 10075
Primary URL: https://www.nyu.edu/gsas/dept/fineart/events/archive-2019.htm#collapseOct21

Conservation treatment of a maiolica pharmacy jar Consultant & Supervisor: Pam Hatchfield ‘86 (Public Lecture or Presentation)
Title: Conservation treatment of a maiolica pharmacy jar Consultant & Supervisor: Pam Hatchfield ‘86
Abstract: The name La Pietra derives from a stone pillar indicating the Roman mile along Via Bolognese from the Florence city gate of San Gallo. For centuries, Villa La Pietra was home to many prominent Florentine families. In 1903, the Anglo-American Acton family took up residence in the 600 year old estate. When Arthur Acton and his wife Hortense Mitchell settled in La Pietra, they and their two children, Harold and William, became immersed in a society of writers, historians, artists, and art collectors. The Acton’s own art collection comprises more than 6,000 objects ranging in date from the Etruscan period to the early 20th Century. Fine art exists alongside household objects, books, textiles, furniture, and souvenirs. A library of 10,000 volumes with many signed first editions, an archive holding thousands of family letters, an important series of historical photographs, Hortense’s many Callot Soeurs gowns, and an extensive outdoor sculpture collection are but a few of the many treasures found at the Villa. To perpetuate their legacy, the Actons decided to leave La Pietra to a university with the expertise and vision to care for and benefit from their estate. So it was in 1994 that Sir Harold Acton bequeathed his family’s estate to New York University. Over the next two decades and through collaboration with the Villa’s Italian administration—inlcuding Francesca Baldry, Collection Manager; Ellyn Toscano, Director; and numerous conservation consultants here in the U.S.—our students assist in the conservation efforts of this revealing palimpsest of an ex-pat family. Tonight, conservation students will present their 2018 spring break and summer work projects at Villa La Pietra, New York University’s global campus in Florence. Please join us in the Loeb Room for refreshments at the conclusion of tonight’s program.
Author: Adrienne Gendron
Date: 11/11/2019
Location: James B. Duke House Lecture Hall, Institute of Fine Arts, NYU, 1 E. 78th Street, New York, NY 10075
Primary URL: https://www.nyu.edu/gsas/dept/fineart/events/archive-2019.htm#collapseNov11


Permalink: https://securegrants.neh.gov/publicquery/products.aspx?gn=PE-263509-19