Fair of the conservation, technology and promotion of cultural and environmental heritage - 18-20 SEPTEMBER 2019
PROJECT "MADE IN ITALY RESTORING" SUPPORTED BY THE MINISTRY FOR ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND THE ITALIAN TRADE AGENCY, WITH THE PARTNERSHIP OF ASSORESTAURO

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Edition 2019

Friday 1 April
  • Friday 1 April

    TRAINING TODAY’S RESTORERS – TOMORROW’S ASSETS
    9.30 am - 6.30 pm, SALA SCHIFANOIA, HALL 2, GROUND FLOOR
    Promoted by Istituto Superiore per la Conservazione ed il Restauro


     

    PRESERVING XX CENTURY WORKS OF ART
    9.30 am - 2.00 pm, SALA DIAMANTI, HALL 1, GROUND FLOOR
    Organized by Istituto per i Beni Artistici Culturali e naturali della Regione Emilia-Romagna




    GIOTTO’S WALL PAINTINGS IN THE BARDI CHAPEL – SANTA CROCE BASILICA IN FLORENCE
    GIOTTO’S WALL PAINTINGS IN THE PERUZZI CHAPEL – SANTA CROCE BASILICA IN FLORENCE

    9.30 am – 6.30 pm, SALA MASSARI, FIRST FLOOR, LOBBY
    Promoted by Opificio delle Pietre Dure – Wall Paintings Desk

     


    THE HERMITAGE MUSEUM AT SALONE
    THE RESTORATION OF LORENZO LOTTO’S “MADONNA DELLE GRAZIE” AT THE HERMITAGE

    10.00 - 11.30 am, SALA CASTELLO, FIRST FLOOR, LOBBY
    Organized by the Hermitage State Museum and Fondazione Ermitage Italia

    Chairman: Svetlana Petrova, project coordinator for the participation of the Hermitage State Museum to Salone, head of the Sculpture and Precious Stone Restoration Lab with the Hermitage State Museum
    Initial address: Tatiana Baranova, Head of Section with the Department for Restoration and Preservation of the Hermitage State Museum
    Speeches:
    - Irina Artemieva, curator of the Venetian painting collection of the Hermitage, scientific director of the “Ermitage Italia” foundation: Lorenzo Lotto’s “Madonna delle Grazie”: the new attribution.
    - Kamilla Kalinina, senior scientific collaborator for the Department of Technical and Scientific Survey of the Hermitage; Ilaria Bonaduce, University Researcher for the Department of Chemistry and Industrial Chemistry of the University of Pisa; Maria Perla Colombini, Professor at the Department of Chemistry and Industrial Chemistry of the University of Pisa: survey on the technique used for Lorenzo Lotto’s "La Madonna delle Grazie" of the Hermitage collection.
    - Victor Korobov, Head of the Oil Painting Restoration Laboratory: restoration of Lorenzo Lotto’s “Madonna delle Grazie”.

    LASER TECHNOLOGY APPLIED TO PRECIOUS METAL WORK RESTORATION FOR THE HERMITAGE COLLECTION
    12.00 am – 1.00 pm, SALA CASTELLO, FIRST FLOOR, LOBBY
    organized by the Hermitage State Museum and Fondazione Ermitage Italia

    Chairman: Svetlana Petrova, project coordinator for the participation of the Hermitage State Museum to Salone, head of the Sculpture and Precious Stone Restoration Lab with the Hermitage State Museum
    Initial address: Tatiana Baranova, Head of Section with the Department for Restoration and Preservation of the Hermitage State Museum
    Speeches:
    - Igor Malkiel, Head of the Precious Metal Restoration Laboratory: restoration of a golden aigrette bearing the crest of the Hermitage Collection
    - Igor Malkiel, Head of the Precious Metal Restoration Laboratory: restoration of the silverware in the Hermitage coming from Maria Likhaceva’s private family collection

    THE MONUMENTAL PAINTING RESTORATION LABORATORY OF THE HERMITAGE STATE MUSEUM: APPLIED TECHNIQUES AND METHODS
    3.00 - 6.00 pm, SALA DIAMANTI, HALL 1, GROUND FLOOR
    Organize by the Hermitage State Museum and
    Fondazione Ermitage Italia
    Chairwoman: Svetlana Petrova, project coordinator for the participation of the Hermitage State Museum to Salone, head of the Sculpture and Precious Stone Restoration Lab with the Hermitage State Museum.
    Initial address: Tatiana Baranova, Head of Section with the Department for Restoration and Preservation of the Hermitage State Museum
    Speeches:
    Adelia Blyakher, manager of the Restoration Laboratory of Monumental Paintings: Restoration Techniques applied to paintings made on different supports, devised and applied in the Monumental Painting Restoration Laboratory of the Hermitage State Museum.
    Raisa Kasimirova, restorer from the Restoration Laboratory of Monumental Paintings: restoration of the III century BC fresco from the archaeological excavations in the ancient settlement of Nimpheus - Crimea.
    Olga Victorova, restorer from the Restoration Laboratory of Monumental Paintings: restoration of the paintings of Raphael’s school in the “Studio Italiano” at the New Ermitage.
    Artjom Stepanov, restorer from the Restoration Laboratory of Monumental Paintings: restoration of XIV century frescoes from the archaeological excavations from the ancient Russian city of Pskov.
    Elena Stepanova, restorer from the Restoration Laboratory of Monumental Paintings: restoration of the XIV century “Madonna col Bambino” fresco from the archaeological excavations in the Medieval Genoese Fortress of Cembalo in Crimea.

     



    RECOVERY AND REQUALIFICATION OF THE IDENTITY OF SUBURBS
    From the methodology of urban analysis to individual buildings within the Colour Project.

    10.00 am – 1.30 pm, MARFISA ROOM, FIRST FLOOR, ENTRANCE HALL
    Organized by: Boero Bartolomeo S.p.A.
    Promoted by: University of Genoa – Faculty of Architecture - DSA
    One of the crucial topics in the next years will deal with restorati
    on and the recovery of suburbs, which are bound to play the same role played by the recovery of historical city centres in the 1970s.
    65% of the population lives in suburbs, where the future of urban civilization is at stake. Whereas historical city centres have been dealt with and provided with means for “self-defence” purposes, the same cannot be said about the suburbs, which have recently been included in planning tools but not affected by a conscious will for recovery.
    Studies and analyses on areas classified as suburbs are often complex because the relations between urban morphology, types of buildings and the environment have often been seriously jeopardised. The urban space has been saturated and calls for proposals and projects aimed at its enhancement and re-definition rather than its expansion. Buildings, streets, blocks, neighbourhoods and the city are the complex evolutionary components that have always determined and defined the identity of a place; the “Recovery and Requalification of the Identity of Suburbs: from the methodology of urban analysis to individual buildings within the Colour Project” is the topic to be discussed and investigated at this level and according to different architectural scales.
    For many years research on urban recovery and requalification has consisted in careful studies, analyses and proposals focussing on historical city centres and today, by dealing with several issues, it illustrates the conditions of suburban areas which, despite requalification projects, cannot bear witness of a complex succession of identities, cultures, communities and sceneries. The radical changes that have taken place over the last years have led to a further change in terms of the architecture and physiognomy of suburbs owing to the decommissioning processes involving suburban industrial areas. In this sense in particular, marginal contexts, suburban areas, urban voids or decommissioned areas provide important opportunities to give urban requalification a new meaning, and the “Colour Project” is meant to provide not only urban cosmetics, but also a means of communication for a renewed image.
    Against a background characterised by the widespread use of colour, not only in the suburbs but also in all kinds of interventions, colours ought to be identified and recognised as a way to achieve order and requalification. If used skilfully and methodologically, colours can contribute to the identification of services and the definition of poles of attraction, may become a distinctive trait of urban presences at various levels, from buildings to urban design, from light to signals, according to an urban communication strategy aimed at reviving, improving the use of and enhancing identities, in particular during recovery interventions.
    09.45 am    Registration of participants
    10.00 am    Opening:
    Chairman:
    Olga Bottaro – Research and Development Manager, Boero group
    Maria Benedetta Spadolini, University of Genoa – Faculty of Architecture – DSA: Greetings and introduction
    Luisa Cogorno, University of Genoa – Faculty of Architecture – DSA: The Identity of Suburbs: the role of colours
    Raffaella Fagnoni, University of Genoa – Faculty of Architecture:     Requalification in the Urban Setting. Colour and communication
    Maria D’Onofrio Caviglione,     Municipality of Genoa – Landscape Protection Section: Managing the Colour Projects
    Gianluca Grigatti - Michele Lagomarsino - Michela Mazzucchelli, University of Genoa – Faculty of Architecture – DSA: The Colours of Cornigliano design for the Urban Scenery. A case study
    Stefano Lanini, Brena e Lanini Architecture Firm: From Design to Implementation: the restoration of some buildings in via Cornigliano, Genoa
    Paolo Cerri, Research and Development in the Building Sector, Boero Group and Francesca Salvetti, Promotion and Development in the Building Sector, Boero Group: Materials According to the Type of Recovery Interventions: from the analysis and survey stages to the choice of suitable solutions.



    MATERIAL AND METHODS TO CLEAN WALL PAINTINGS: PRELIMINARY RESULTS OF A COMPARATIVE STUDY AIMED AT VIABILITY ASSESSMENT
    10.00 am – 11.30 am, ERMITAGE ROOM, HALL 5, GROUND FLOOR
    Organized by: Casa Editrice Il Prato

    Speakers:
    Michela Berzioli (University of Parma; Cesmar7)
    Marco Cagna (Cesmar7)
    Valentina Selva Bonino (University of Parma; Cesmar7)
    Materials and methods originally developed to clean mobile polychromous works are increasingly used on wall paintings. The search for alternative methods is fully justified since traditional methods are rather dangerous and often unsuitable for achieving the expected results. However, such transfer should not take place generically and carelessly, without studies to check that the materials are suitable because the structural and morphological characteristics of those supports differ greatly.
     
    The presentation reports on some of the preliminary results of the studies that have been conducted for some years now and have considered some of the “new” materials and compared them with traditional materials.

     



    THE 10TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE REFORM OF THE MINISTRY FOR THE CULTURAL HERITAGE AND ACTIVITIES
    10.00 am – 1.30 pm, BELRIGUARDO ROOM, HALL 5, GROUND FLOOR
    Organized by the Regional Directorate for the Cultural and Landscape Heritage of Emilia Romagna in collaboration with the Ministerial Agencies operating at regional level.

    Chaired by Carla Di Francesco

     




    “DO YOU REALLY THINK 15,000 CONTACTS PER MONTH ARE NOT ENOUGH?” THE OPD WEBSITE AND WEB 2.0
    12.00 pm - 2.00 pm, ERMITAGE ROOM, HALL 5, GROUND FLOOR
    Promoted by Opificio delle Pietre Dure –Web Office

     


     

    ANALYTICAL STUDY ON THE APPLICATION OF RIGID AND SEMI-SOLID GEL FOR CLEANING PURPOSES AND TO ASSESS BIO-DETERIORATION IN THE FIELD OF THE PRESERVATION OF ANCIENT PAPER SUPPORTS
    2.30 pm – 4.30 pm, ERMITAGE ROOM, HALL 5, GROUND FLOOR
    Organized by Casa Editrice Il Prato and Cesmar7

    Cesmar7 presents several speakers dealing with the preservation of ancient paper supports illustrating some of the problems connected with cleaning and bio-deterioration. The first part will present the results obtained from the application of polysaccharides rigid gel (Agar and Gellan) for the cleaning of ancient paper supports, achieved by means of chemical and physical analyses aimed at providing scientific evidence that gel is effective and suitable for cleaning purposes. The second part will deal with the microbiological analyses that may be conduced on the gel used for cleaning and illustrate some case-studies conducted on the bio-deterioration of archives and book repositories. Finally, preliminary remarks will be made on the use of the Pluoronic F127 thermo-reversible gel both for cleaning purposes and in microbiological analyses.
    Speakers:
    Clelia Isca (Degree in Cultural Heritage Sciences, Department of General and Inorganic Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry, Physical Chemistry, University of Parma)
    Silvia Sotgiu (restoration expert from the ICPAL restoration laboratory)
    Simonetta Iannuccelli (restoration expert from the ICPAL restoration laboratory)
    Flavia Pinzari (biologist, manager of the ICPAL biology laboratory)
    Valeria Melloni (Degree in Sciences and Technologies for the Preservation and Restoration of the Cultural Heritage, University of Bologna)
    Letizia Satto (restoration expert on paper material and paintings of canvas)
    Matteo Montanari (biologist, project manager of Cesmar7)


     


    PRESENTATION OF THE MASTER’S DEGREE IN “PRESERVATION AND RESTORATION OF CONTEMPORARY WORKS OF ART”
    2.30 PM - 4.00 PM, MARFISA ROOM, FIRST FLOOR, ENTRANCE HALL
    Promoted by Opificio delle Pietre Dure – Higher Education School


     



    THE PUBLIC AND PRIVATE SECTORS AND THE MANAGEMENT OF THE CULTURAL HERITAGE: AN INTERNATIONAL COMPARISON
    2.30 PM – 6.30 pm, CASTELLO ROOM, FIRST FLOOR, ENTRANCE HALL
    Organization and promotion:
    TekneHub Technological Pole of the University of Ferrara – High Technology Network of the Region of Emilia-Romagna, McM University of Ferrara, Confcultura, Encatc, Icom Italia
    Media Partner: Maggioli Editore

    Traditionally, the management of additional services involved activities aimed at informing and welcoming the public in various structures as well as providing support through various means (guides, catalogues, guided tours, audio-visual supports, etc.), entertainment in public venues (bars and restaurants) and the opportunity to purchase objects inspired by museum exhibitions in art shops.
    Today the context is changing radically at both national and international level. Private operators are increasingly requested contributions in terms of planning and at the same time the calls for tenders to provide services have crossed the national boundaries and are held on an international scale.
    Consequently, the need emerges today for reflecting on the management models of the cultural heritage and the most fruitful interactions among public and private subjects, also in the light of the trends that are emerging in the most innovative cases at international level.
    Speackers: Marcello Balzani, Fabio Achilli, Patrizia Asproni, Fabio Donato, Alberto Garlandini, Sandrine Mini, Jacek Purchia, Anna Maria Visser



     



    THE STRATEGY OF RESPECT. Non-invasive restoration cases and solutions
    2.30 pm – 6.30 pm, BELRIGUARDO ROOM, HALL 5, GROUND FLOOR
    Organized by Antonio Zaccaria, Restauro Beni Culturali, Bergamo

    Chair:
    Giorgio Bonsanti, former professor of Restoration History and Technique at the University of Florence.
    “The strategy of respect” is a methodological approach to restoration aimed at interventions to solve preservation problems while limiting as much as possible any consequence on the original materials of the work or art: the meeting is meant to provide an opportunity to exchange views on this topic by presenting cases in which the principles of respect and reversibility provide the starting point to develop new operative solutions ranging from the functional recycling of previous restorations to the implementation of new technologies and the regeneration of the original features of supports and adhesives, also including painting techniques from the past, which reveal that artists like Titian and Caravaggio, when they painted their works, often recycled materials which had been “lent” to art or already used.
    Speakers:
    Paolo Bensi, University of Genoa, Department of Architectural Sciences: Recycling Materials in Painting Techniques of the Past
    Ciro Castelli, Opificio delle Pietre Dure, Florence: Alternative solutions to the traditional interventions on wooden supports: from the “Portrait of an Unknown Man” by Antonello da Messina to the Madonna del Baldacchino by Raphael.
    Antonio Zaccaria, Restauro Beni Culturali, Bergamo: Reversibility, regeneration and non-contamination: some interventions
    Anna Brunetto, Restauri Brunetto, Vicenza: Laser ablation cases
    Rossella Bernasconi, restoration exporter and teacher at Accademia di Belle Arti “Aldo Galli” in Como: New prospects for “ecological” interventions in the deacidification treatment of canvas painting supports

     



    TEACHING RESTORATION
    ORE 16.00 – 17.30, MARFISA ROOM, FIRST FLOOR, ENTRANCE HALL
    Promoted by the Italian Central Institute for the Restoration and Preservation of the Archive and Book Heritage




    BRUSSELS CHARTER ON THE ROLE OF THE CULTURAL HERITAGE IN THE ECONOMY AND TO CREATE A EUROPEAN NETWORK AIMED AT ITS ACKNOWLEDGMENT AND DISSEMINATION. EVOCH PROJECT (ECONOMIC VALUE OF CULTURAL HERITAGE). CULTURE PROGRAMME 2007-2013
    AR&PA 2010: INNOVATION FOR THE CULTURAL HERITAGE

    4.30 pm – 6.30 pm, ERMITAGE ROOM, HALL 5, GROUND FLOOR
    Organized by: Cultural Heritage General Directorate. Culture and Tourism Council. Junta de Castilla y León

    On 30th June 2009, following an initiative by the Junta De Castilla y Leon, a number of public administrations, institutions, companies and experts in the sector of the preservation, restoration and management of the cultural heritage signed the Brussels Charter on the role of the Cultural Heritage in the economy and to create a European networks aimed at its acknowledgment and dissemination; the objective is analysing the scope and nature of the influence exercised by distinct activities on this sector within the economic systems of the European countries and communities.
    Today this approach is being pursued thanks to the support of the European Commission by means of the EVoCH (Economic Value of Cultural Heritage) project, aimed at the further development of this network and the implementation of a common approach throughout Europe.
    The consortium is headed by the Junta de Castilla y León (Spain) and includes the following partners: Tecnalia Technological Centre (Spain), Assorestauro Association (Italia), Culture & Work Association (Germania) and Riksantikvaren – Cultural Heritage Directorate (Norway)
    Finally, the next edition will be presented of AR&PA, VIII Biennale del Restauro e della gestione del patrimonio (8th Biannual Event of Restoration and Management of the Cultural Heritage) to be held in Spain in 2012, which will deal with Innovation for the Cultural Heritage.
    Speaker:
    Enrique Saiz Martín. Director General of the Cultural Heritage. Culture and Tourism Council. Junta de Castilla y León

     



    PLANNED AND INTEGRATED MANAGEMENT OF THE ANFITEATRO FLAVIO. INTERVENTIONS BY THE SPECIAL ARCHAEOLOGICAL SUPERVISORY AGENCY OF ROME, COORDINATED BY MR. ROBERTO CECCHI
    5.30 pm – 6.30 pm, MARFISA ROOM, FIRST FLOOR, ENTRANCE HALL
    Promoted by the Special Archaeological Supervisory Agency of Rome

    Speakers:
    Rossella Rea, Archaeological manager of the monument
    Piero Meogrossi, Technical manager of the monument
    Barbara Nazzaro, Director of the monument

     

     

    update to 3 March 2011