Please join us for “Florence: Days of Destruction,” a fantastic film
about the Florence flood!
WHAT: “Florence: Days of Destruction,” a film directed by Franco Zeffirelli
WHEN: Saturday, 17 April 2010 at 1:00-4:00 p.m.
Film to be shown at 2:00 p.m.
Discussion & Fellowship to follow
Dinner in College Park
WHERE: Nonprint Media Room “J”
0300 Hornbake Library, University of Maryland, College Park
UM Libraries’ Non-Print Media Services (301-405-9236)
UM Libraries’ Preservation Department (301-405-9349, -9343)
Guild of Book Workers, Potomac Chapter
Hosted by British actor, Richard Burton, this rare film documents the
devastation of Florence, Italy, when the Arno River overflowed its banks
on November 4, 1966. The damage suffered by one of the world’s great
cultural centers, filled with historic architecture, art, books and
archives, resulted in an international rescue and salvage effort that
fundamentally changed approaches to the preservation of cultural
property. Also on display will be a collection of printed materials
relating to the Florence Flood and its aftermath.
Bryan L.W. Draper
University of Maryland Libraries
McKeldin Library, Room B0213
College Park, MD 20742
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