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Conservation legacies of the Florence flood of 1966 : proceedings of the Symposium commemorating the 40th anniversary / edited by Helen Spande.

Spande, Helen.
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London : Archetype, 2009.

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xx, 184 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm


Symposium hosted by the Villa La Pietra and the Conservation Center of the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University.


Oral history of the Florence flood: personal recollections / Marco Grassi, Andrea Rothe, Joe Nkrumah, Peter Matthiesen, Natalie Brooke, Dorothy Cumpstey, Lucilla Kingsbury, Mette Bjarnhof, Karel Stretti, Dorota Niesiolowska, Erling Skaug, Henrik Bjerre, Anne Pelikan, Anthony Cains, Robert Feller, Nicolette Bingham, Kirsten Aschengreen Piacenti, Peter Mallory 1 -- An account of the flood and the days that followed / Sandro Pintus 10 -- The development of mass treatments: an overview of the experience of book and paper conservators / Sheila Waters 16 -- The work of the restoration centre in the Biblioteca Nazionale Centrale di Firenze 1967-1971 / Anthony Cains 29 -- Training in book conservation after the flood / Christopher Clarkson 71 -- Where is the Progress? / Joe Nkrumah 85 -- Improvements in the treatment of individual books as a result of the flood: a personal review / Dag-Ernst Petersen 89 -- The Florence flood in the popular imagination / Joanna Hines 97 -- The Florence flood: some personal recollections / Marco Grassi 102 -- Restoration in Florence following the flood / Giorgio Bonsanti 111 -- The rescue of statues and sculptures in Florence and Venice / Kenneth Hempel 116 -- New methods of paintings conservation developed in response to the flood / Andrea Rothe 129 -- The flood and the Palazzo Davanzati laboratories / Kirsten Aschengreen Piacenti 134 -- Transfer of panel paintings after the flood / Erling Skaug 141 -- The Italian Art and Archives Rescue Fund / Frances Clarke 152 -- Building a network of support for conservation: the Committee to Rescue Italian Art / Fred Licht 154 -- Experiences from a selection of disasters from 1966 to 2003 / Alan M. Farancz 156 -- The experience of an American mud angel / Peter Mallory 164 -- Recovery of the panel paintings of Florence / Cristina Acidini 168 -- The United States Heritage Emergency National Task Force: disaster recovery now and in the future / Debra Hess Norris, Jane S. Long, Mary Rogers 178.

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