I am a conservator-restorer with more than forty years of experience in the field.
I graduated from the Institute for Restoration in Rome and my areas of expertise include canvas and panel paintings, wall paintings, polychrome wooden sculptures as well as stone artifacts.
In addition to being a conservator, I have been involved in the field of education and restoration planning and I am currently director of the International Institute for
Restoration and Preservation Studies, headquartered in NYC, USA.
I have worked extensively in Italy but have also worked on projects in many countries including
China, Egypt, Morocco, Algeria, Jordan, Iraq, Kosovo, Albania, Greece and the USA,
sponsored by the Italian Ministry of Cultural Heritage, the Italian Ministry
of Foreign Affairs and other international organizations, including
UNESCO, ICCROM, the World Monuments Fund
as well as other educational institutions.
I am keen on the traditional painting and decoration techniques - one of the subjects that I teach -
and since 2008 I have been creating objects inspired by the great Classical, Renaissance,
Baroque and Neoclassical works of art executed by a
very unique ancient technique called “scagliola”.
More about this technique
in the dedicated
For the picture, credits go to a great photographer and a good
friend that is not with us anymore: Hernán Díaz.
I will always keep him in my heart.