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The Art of Restoration



The Art of Restoration

Second day of the Medici Symposium on the occasion of the Metropolitan Museum exhibition: “The Medici Portraits and Politics -1512-1570”


  • Wednesday, October 13  -10:30AM / Noon

The Art of Restoration


Moderator: Carlo Falciani Academy of Fine Art Firenze


Greeting and Introduction: Andrea Bayer, Deputy Director for Collections and Administration at the Metropolitan Museum of Art



Ludovica Nicolai – Restorer of Cellini bust at the Museo del Bargello (MET Exhibition “The Medici Portraits and Politics -1512-1570”)

Lucia Dori -Restorer of Bronzino‘s Laura Battiferri’s portrait. MET Exhibition: “The Medici Portraits and Politics -1512-1570”)

Marco Grassi – Painting Conservator at Gallerie degli Uffizi, Florence, and in Rome, Zurich and New York.

Topics: in addition to a history of art, is there also a history of restoration? What are the risks and dilemmas of restoration? What are the relationships between art and science with respect to restoration, and what possibilities bring the new technologies?


Date: Wednesday, October 13, 2021

Time: From 10:30 am To 12:00 pm

Organized by : IIC-NY

Entrance : Free

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Istituto Italiano di Cultura - NY