Exploring the Workshop of Pietro da Cortona:
The Restoration of Villanova University’s Triumph of David
Consulate General of Italy, Philadelphia
Monday, October 26, 2015 – 1:00p – 5:15p
Registration Required (Free Admission)
Summary of Symposium:
Thanks to collaborative efforts between conservators, art historians, scientists and other professionals, Villanova University has recently completed the two-year restoration of a large Baroque painting depicting the “Triumph of David.” Speakers will discuss 17th-century painting practice, the provenance and attribution relating to the mysterious work, the restoration process, and the implementation of an interactive website relating to the project.
1:00 PM – Introduction and Opening Remarks
1:15 PM – Baroque Unroll: Design, Collaboration, Display and the Rubens/Cortona History of Constantine Tapestry Series at the Philadelphia Museum of Art – Jack Hinton, Assistant Curator of European Decorative Arts and Sculpture/Philadelphia Museum of Art
1:45 PM – Big Projects: Workshop Practice in 17th– Century Rome – Dr. David M. Stone, Professor of Art History and Director of the Curatorial Track Ph.D. in Art History/University of Delaware
2:15-2:45 PM – Coffee Intermission
2:45 PM – The Restoration of the Triumph of David – Kristin deGhetaldi, Project Leader-PhD Candidate, Preservation Studies/University of Delaware
3:15 PM – The History (and Mystery) of the Ruspoli Collection at Villanova University – Sarah Steffan, Project Intern/Villanova University
3:35 PM – Art History in the Digital Age: Archiving a Restoration – David Lacy, Team Lead, Library Technology Development/Villanova University
4-5:15 PM – Reception
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