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At Villa La Pietra the Acton collection is actively utilized for research and study purposes. These features highlight a few of the ongoing projects that have taken place at the villa.

Japanese Samurai Armor Conservation

In 2013 Italian and American conservators worked on a multi-material conservation project to display an original and rare 17th century Japanese Armor from the Acton Collection. This video was created to show the behind-the-scene, and step-by-step treatment targeted to its installation inside Villa La Pietra. NYU Conservation and Museum Study graduate students were involved in the project.Flyer

Jean-Joseph Cahmant: The Lost Sketchbook

From the Institute of Fine Arts. This video explores the conservation work done on an 18th century sketchbook that was recently discovered at NYU's Villa La Pietra, in Florence, Italy. The conservation was performed by IFA alumna Morgan Adams under the supervision of Maria Fredericks, Drue Heinz Book Conservator, Thaw Conservation Center at the Morgan Library & Museum. VIDEO

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