NY Projects is featured in Italian magazine, ARCHEO

The October 2013 issue of ARCHEO, the famous Italian archaeological magazine, features a 12 page spread about a Patrons restoration of several carts and objects from the Vatican Etruscan Museum’s Regolini-Galassi tomb. This restoration project, sponsored by our generous New York Chapter Patrons, took eleven years—of study, analysis, and treatment—to complete. Considered one of the most important projects of the Vatican’s Etruscan Collection, its restoration allowed for the identification and reconstruction of an entirely new type (called “cart b”) of Etruscan funerary cart.  Due to this incredible discovery and the exciting scholarship produced from this endeavor, the Vatican Museums hosted an entire study day about the restoration of the Regolini-Galassi tomb on June 18th, 2013 (http://vatican-patrons.org/etruscan-carriages-487). We are excited about this media coverage, as our Patrons’ sponsorship has facilitated not only the specific restoration of the Regolini-Galasi tomb objects but also has worked toward an award-winning, multinational initiative towards virtual modelling, education, and scholarship called “Etruscanning.” Check out this blog: http://regolinigalassi.wordpress.com/ to learn more about Etruscanning, and further explore the magazine ARCHEO online at www.archeo.it. Additionally, read about this recently completed Patrons’ project in Wishbook 2014 pages 12-15.