Saturday 2 April
ENCAUSTIC PAINTING: SCIENCE AND MYTH
9.30 am - 2.00 pm, MASSARI ROOM, FIRST FLOOR, ENTRANCE HALL
Promoted by Opificio delle Pietre Dure – Wall Painting Division, INO – CNR, Nardini Editore
THE PRESERVATION PROJECT OF SAINT JAMES LIBRARY IN THE MARCA DI MONTEPRANDONE
9.30 am - 12.30 pm, BELRIGUARDO ROOM, HALL 5, GROUND FLOOR
Promoted by Opificio delle Pietre Dure – Climatology and Preventive Preservation Division
THE GLORY ARCADES IN THE SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA CATHEDRAL: RESTORATION SURVEY
10.00 am – 1.00 pm, CASTELLO ROOM, FIRST FLOOR, ENTRANCE HALL
Organized by ASS.I.R.C.CO. (Italian Association for the Recovery and Consolidation of Buildings) and the MASTRODICASA Study Centre
Speakers will include the coordinators of the preventive preservation and restoration project of the Glory Arcade, promoted and funded by the Pedro Barrié de la Maza Foundation, as well as some of the experts and professionals who have dealt with this topic: Bernardino Sperandio of Coo.Be.C. (Spoleto Cultural Heritage Cooperative), Antonio Borri, president of MASTRODICASA, and Laura Bussi, president of ASS.I.R.C.CO.
WHERE IS THE SCIENCE OF RESTORATION GOING? NEW APPROACHES AND RESEARCH STRAINS
10.30 am – 1.30 pm, MARFISA ROOM, FIRST FLOOR, ENTRANCE HALL
Promoted by BolognaFiere
Organized by Acropoli.
Managed by Giorgio Bonsanti
The meeting will include some of the best known Italian scientists in their respective sectors: chemistry, physics, biology, with particular reference to nanotechnologies. The finishing touch is provided by a great and internationally famous restoration expert, the director of the famous Scientific Laboratory of the British Museum. They will provide an overview of the state of the art and current research and will illustrate the prospective development awaiting the Science of Preservation, i.e. the Future of Science. It is an opportunity not to be missed.
Chair: Giorgio Bonsanti
Ulderico Santamaria, chemist, former ICR, Head of the Vatican Scientific Laboratory of Restoration and professor at University of Viterbo;
Elisabetta Giani, physicist, ISCR;
Ornella Salvadori, biologist, head of the Restoration Laboratory of the Venice Museum Network;
Rodorico Giorgi CSGI (Inter-university consortium for the development of large inter-phase systems);
David Saunders, Head of the Restoration Laboratory of the British Museum - London
AFGHANISTAN: RINASCIMENTO PROSSIMO DELLA VALLE DEI BUDDHA DI BAMIYAN
THE DESTRUCTION OF MONUMENTS AS PERVERSION.
AFGHANISTAN: THE FORTHCOMING RENAISSANCE OF THE BUDDHA MONUMENTS IN THE BAMIYAN VALLEY
10.30 am – 1.00 pm, SCHIFANOIA ROOM, HALL 2, GROUND FLOOR
TekneHub Laboratory of the Technological Pole of the University of Ferrara,
High Technology Network of the Emilia-Romagna Region
Collaboration: Association of the Architects of the Province of Ferrara
Media Partner: Maggioli Editore
Marcello Balzani, Director of the TekneHub Laboratory of the Technological Pole of the University of Ferrara
Gianni Pirani, President of the Association of the Architects of the Province of Ferrara
- Andrea Bruno, Architect/UNESCO consultant on Afghanistan
Over the last years, the world has changed greatly: dramatic events have shown the frailty of mankind’s creations. Works of architecture and the innumerable products of material culture are constantly subject to potential destruction within an unbalance struggle between preservation and destruction, good and evil. Destruction takes place not only during wars, but also in time of peace: mankind’s will for reconstruction may cause irreversible damage unless a philologically sound approach is implemented.
In a world where soon the same things will be present anywhere and aesthetic and cultural standardization will erase the peculiarities that make a country unique as compared to all the others, the risk is run that some may consider the preservation of material evidence characterizing any given culture (including monuments and works of architecture in general) as superfluous or even meaningless. Hopefully, this will not be the case…
2011 COUNCIL OF EUROPE LANDSCAPE PRIZE: COMPARING MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS
10.30 am - 1.30 pm, ERMITAGE ROOM, HALL 5, GROUND FLOOR
Promoted by the General Directorate for Contemporary Landscape, Fine Arts, Architecture and Arts
The meeting will see the participation of representatives of local agencies, university institutions, territory management agencies.
MORE ON MINIMUM INTERVENTIONS IN THE RESTORATION OF PAINTINGS
11.00 am – 12.15 pm, ROOM A, FIRST FLOOR, HALL 3 AND 4
Organized by Casa Editrice Il Prato
By Alberto Finozzi (restoration expert - Vicenza)
Structural problems and solutions implemented in two large paintings, Lilia Gianotti (restoration expert, Trento)
An illustration will be provided of the technical phases, from the consolidation to the strengthening of the support, which made a soft preservation treatment possible.
Final painting with the Regalrez 1094 resin: Results of some studies conducted with reference to the research on low molecular weight resin conducted by Prof. René De La Rie (National Gallery of Art, Washington DC) and application cases by Jill Whitten (Fine Art Conservation, Houston, Tx), Chiara Lodi, restoration expert in Modena; Cristiana Sburlino, restoration expert in Padua
The features of this resin are described to show why it is different from natural resin in terms of workability; in particular, a description will be provided of how certain solvents can influence its workability and how some additives may be used to provide greater body to the paint and obtain different effects.
THE RESTORATION OF THE FOUNTAIN STATUES ON THE ISLAND OF THE BOBOLI GARDEN IN FLORENCE
12.30 pm – 1.30 pm, BELRIGUARDO ROOM, GROUND FLOOR, HALL 5
Promoted by Opificio delle Pietre Dure – Stone Material Department
ROUND TABLE: FROM DEEDS TO WORDS. PRELIMINARY SURVEY OF THE PUBLICATIONS ON THE PRESERVATION OF CONTEMPORARY WORKS
2.30 pm – 6.30 pm, CASTELLO ROOM, FIRST FLOOR, ENTRANCE HALL
Organized by Amici di Cesare Brandi Association. Managed by Giuseppe Basile.
The conservation and preservation of contemporary works of art, from installations to multimedia and traditional works, present everyday management problems for the private and public museum structures which in the 1990s were subject to the studies, reflections, and experimental research conducted by the most important Italian and European restoration centres.
Since 2007 the Amici di Cesare Brandi association has devoted an annual meeting on the preservation of contemporary works of art in Italy on the occasion of Salone del Restauro di Ferrara; in the course of few years, the transition was observed from emergency preservation to the development of specific professional figures.
The round table proposed by the Amici di Cesare Brandi association for the fifth consecutive year focuses on recent publications in the field of the preservation of contemporary works of art to update the relevant operators as regards new research projects and to provide an overview of the recent developments of this strain of research and of the level of dissemination and public awareness achieved. What share of the daily preservation and restoration activities is communicated outside laboratories and becomes part of the ideas shared by a large public? During an economic crisis, what role can be played by the topics and practices related to the preservation of contemporary works of art?
Speakers will illustrate the state of the publishing sector in their respective academic and scientific fields and will include: Giuseppe Basile (Amici di Cesare Brandi Association), Silvia Bordini (La Sapienza University, Rome), Giovanna Cassese (Accademia di Belle Arti, Naples), Antonio Sgamellotti (University of Perugia), Francesca Valentini (Amici Cesare Brandi Association).
SURFACES OF PROTECTED WORKS OF ARCHITECTURE: SKILLS AND COMPETENCES
2.30 pm – 6.30 pm, MARFISA ROOM, FIRST FLOOR, ENTRANCE HALL
Organized by A.R.I. Association of Italian Restoration Experts
The meeting is aimed at analyzing the delicate theme of the preservation of historical monuments so that this heritage is protected through specialized restoration interventions entrusted upon highly qualified companies operating in this sector.
The meeting provides a reflection on the culture of Protection, whose scope and correct distribution of the works within the OS2 category are a vital prerequisite with obvious repercussions on both professional figures in the fields of the Restoration of the Cultural Heritage and the preservation of the cultural heritage.
During the meeting, an excerpt will be shown from a video entitled:
“Costantino – cronaca di un restauro” (Constantine: A Restoration Chronicle).
Speakers: Carla Tomasi, Paola Conti, Antonella Docci, Marina Maugeri
update to 25 february