I have been having a hard time finding news about upcoming events for the 40th anniversary of the flood but stumbled on one this morning:
New York University’s Conservation Center of the Institute of Fine Arts, and Villa la Pietra, NYU’s 57-acre campus in Florence, in a joint American-Italian venture with Mayor Leonardo Domenici of Florence and the Opificio delle Pietre Dure e Laboratori di Restauro will mark the 40th anniversary of the Florence Flood with an international symposium to be held in Florence, Italy. Entitled Conservation Legacies of “l’Alluvione,” the event will take place at the Villa la Pietra and the Palazzo Vecchio on November 10 and 11, 2006, and feature a keynote address by Senator Edward M. Kennedy.
On Saturday, November 11, Mayor Domenici, along with U.S. Senator Edward M. Kennedy and the mayors of New Orleans, Dresden, and Prague-cities that have experienced severe flooding-will sign a Declaration of Commitment to conservation and protection of art treasures in the wake of natural disasters. For a detailed program of events, visit: www.nyu.edu/gsas/dept/fineart/ifa/Florence/florence.htm.
The whole release/article is here.