biography
Since 2002 I have worked in the field of paper restauration, including glossy paper and photography. I have completed several restauration projects in Italy and abroad. I have collaborated with public and private institutions. Since 2012 I have been teaching photo restoration at the “Accademia di Belle Arti” (Bologna). From 2011 to 2020 I have taught at Isia (Urbino – Italy)

Education


  • Diploma in restoration of cultural heritage at the “Scuola dell'Opificio delle Pietre Dure” (Florence). Field of specialization: paper and glossy paper
  • I have taken courses in photo restauration at “Fratelli Alinari” (Florence) and at the “Bibliothèque Nationale de France” (Paris)
  • Degree in “Tecnologie per la conservazione e il restauro dei beni culturali” (Technologies for the conservation and restauration of cultural heritage) at the “Università della Tuscia” (Viterbo – Italy)

My education is always ongoing. Recently, I have studied some of the latest techniques for cleaning paper with gel and nanogels, as well as lining methods. I have also conducted researches on cellulose acetates

Work Experiences

  • “Istituto Nazionale per la Grafica” (National Institute for Graphic) (Rome);
  • “Laboratorio Diagnostico per le matrici incise” (Diagnostic Laboratory for etched matrixes) (Rome). I have specialized in the restauration of Eighteenth-Century paper specimen and matrixes. I have collaborated in the organization and curation of several exhibitions;
  • “Istituto per il Catalogo e la Documentazione” (Cataloguing and Documentation Institute). I have catalogued and restored historical photographs from the Institute’s photo-library;
  • Cineteca (Bologna - Italy). Head of the laboratory for the restauration of photographs and extra-filmic materials. I have worked on the “Cinema” and “Bologna” collections in the Cineteca’s photographic archive. I have managed the collections of the Cineteca during exhibitions of its originals works;
  • I have restored works of art on paper and photographic heritage for several public and private institutions such as “Galleria Civica di Modena (FMAV)”; “Musei Civici (Modena)”; “Biblioteca Panizzi” (Reggio Emilia); the “Same Deutz-Fahr” Archive; Foundation “Cassa di Risparmio di Imola” (Imola), “Foundation del Monte” (Bologna – Ravenna); “Foundation Palazzo Magnani” (Reggio Emilia), “Max Mara” Archive (Reggio Emilia); “Mast Foundation” (Bologna).
Most important works
2019-2020
Restauration of the Malesci/Baboni historical archive. 804 photographic positives from the Giovanni Fattori collection
2018-2019
Organization of the conference “Il restauro e la conservazione della fotografia dagli anni '50 a oggi” (Photography Restoration and Conservation from the 1950s to the Present) (Accademia di Belle Arti - Bologna); I have coordinated the restauration of the historical photographs for the Project “Fucine, Tre Istituzioni e un Patrimonio” sponsored by the Institute of Cultural Heritage (Emilia Romagna – Italy)
2017-2018
Restauration of Luigi Ghirri’s vintage art works and of graphic art works by Carrà, Mafai, Rosai, Galliani, Pozzati, Prampolini (Galleria Civica di Modena - FMAV). I have presented a paper at the conference “Stati Generali della Fotografia”
2016-2017
Conservative inspection of three works of graphic art on glossy paper for the exhibition “Liberty in Italia”; Conservative inspection on a corpus of works on glossy paper by Amos Nattini, representing some Canti from “The Divine Comedy”
2015-2016
Restauration and montage of Pino Pascali’s “Studio per Balena”
2014-2015
Conservative inspection and research work on 337 Eighteenth-Century maps of the Po river at Aipo di Boretto (Reggio Emilia - Italy)
2013-2014
Restauration of seven large technical drawings on tracing paper for the “Same Deutz-Fahr” historical Archive (Treviglio – Bergamo – Italy
2012-2013
Restauration of 29 vintage works by Luigi Ghirri for the exhibition “Pensare per immagini” (Thinking Through Images) (Maxxi – Roma)
2010-2011
Restauration of the positives “Porta Santa Croce” (1890) and “Corso Garibaldi” (1857) from the historical archive of the Panizzi Library (Reggio Emilia - Italy)
2007-2010
Coordination of the restauration of extrafilmic specimen including photographs, archival documents and graphic art (Bologna City Council - Italy); restauration of the collections “Camera”, “Fellini” and “Pasolini” for the exhibition “Pasolini, Wer Ich Bin”, Blasetti. Chaplin, restauration of the photographic plates at Secur’Archive (Geneva)
2006-2007
Restauration of “Studio preparatorio per ‘Il Fienile’”, a large drawing on glossy paper by Giuseppe Pellizza da Volpedo
2005-2006
Restauration of the Gino Torresi collection including 60 stereoscopes on glass (Foundation Del Monte, Bologna – Ravenna)
2004-2005
Restauration and index cataloguing of the Costanzo Ciano collection (Section F?), including 25 photographic albums from the ICCD photolibrary (Rome)
2003-2004
Restauration and conservation of some specimen from the “Istituto Centrale per la Grafica” (Rome) including a large print entitled “L’Arco di trionfo” by A. Dürer. I was commissioned research work on the decay of the etchings in the Eighteenth-century periodical “Arte in Italia”