In the Media


This page serves as an archive of all media attention generated by the Painting Restoration Project.

Villanova University uses X-ray to help restore 17th Century ‘The Triumph of David’ painting

Main Line Media News

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

By Cheryl Allison


Wonderful article written on the two-day x-ray analysis generously supported by the Samuel H. Kress Foundation.

Under the Paints and Pigments

WHYY – The Pulse
Friday, February 7, 2014
by Elisabeth Perez-Luna

Wonderful video featuring the conservation team.


17th-century Old Master painting is being given new life at Villanova University

Main Line Media News
Wednesday, November 06, 2013
by Cheryl Allison

Great write-up about the restoration accompanied by an excellent Photo Gallery


Historic Pietro da Cortona painting the focus of collaborative restoration project at Villanova University


Sunday, November 10, 2013



Masterpiece to get a makeover at Villanova

Philadelphia Inquirer

Monday, November 11, 2013

by Kathy Boccella

This article delves into the juicy history of how the painting arrived at Villanova. There is also a great picture gallery of Conservator Kristin deGhetaldi at work.


Artists and Scientists Help to Restore a 17th-Century Italian Painting

CBS Philly

Saturday, October 26, 2013

by Kim Glovas

Click the above title for a synopsis on the project. Or listen to the radio broadcast interview with Conservator Kristin deGhetaldi and Associate Professor of Chemistry, Dr. Anthony Lagalante on KYW.


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Last Modified: November 8, 2013