The Corner of Restorers at Mercanteinfiera Fall 2021
Hall 4 – Booth B 036 – B 038 – C 035
Once again this year, there will be a space dedicated to the restoration and conservation of ancient and modern works of arts. It is an actual workshop for the restoration of paintings on canvas and board and wood artworks set up inside Hall 4, Booth B 036 – B 038 – C 035.
As usual, we will be available for maintenance and restoration work and to provide advice about the works displayed at the exhibition, whether still to be purchased or already in the possession of visitors, collectors, and antiquarians from Italy and abroad. Through an analysis of the constituent elements and of the execution technique of every single artefact it will be possible to develop a restoration project. The highly-specialized restorers, with ministerial qualification, will work and welcome visitors and operators in the sector, providing a personalized consultancy, a complete service of free investigations through diagnostic instruments (UV, IR video microscope analysis) and restoration work on the artworks.
This edition will also introduce a series of meetings entitled: “culture and method of restoration projects” dedicated to prime examples of restoration work and
enhancement of our cultural heritage, presenting restored works of art on canvas and on board and carved wood artefacts.
The project aims to spread and support restoration culture by showing the high-quality results that can be achieved through up-to-date and correct planning and restoration methods. It is a work methodology that focuses on the research aspect and preliminary investigative stage, drawing on the wide spectrum of skills of all the different operators involved: art historians, restorers, cultural heritage diagnosticians and chemists.
A shared restoration project offers the opportunity to best safeguard works of art and restoration brings back to life a part of the history of the artefact that was previously unknown.
– restoration of an altarpiece that was severely damaged by the 2012 earthquake in Emilia-Romagna: complex structural operations on a large work, “Madonna del Carmelo e San Simone”, oil on canvas by Carlo Bononi, 17th century, Church of Sant’Egidio – Cavezzo (Modena).
– restoration of a cycle of 8 paintings on canvas by Francesco Viacavi, 18th century, Chapel of Saints Pellegrino and Rocco in the “OMOZZOLI PARISETTI” Palace in Reggio Emilia, the story of a family who donated a historic palace to the poor, wayfarers and pilgrims.
– meeting with the professional figure of the art and cultural heritage diagnostician: practical examples using image analysis techniques on paintings on board and on frames, restoration and diagnostics of the “Blessing Redeemer” (Venice, ca. 1449 – 1512), painting on board attributed to
Lazzaro Bastiani, Gallerie Estensi, Modena..
Taddei Davoli restauro dipinti di Chiara Davoli
Hall 4 – Booth C 035
Via Emilia S.Pietro, 24 42121 Reggio Emilia
P.IVA 02355080355 mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Tel. 392-9710161
The Chiara Davoli operates offers restoration of ancient and contemporaries paintings on canvas and boards, mural paintings, sculpture and etnography in Reggio Emilia since 1966. The company works for Superintendence, Museums and Foundations, public and private entities , banks and collectors.
Each single action of restoration originates from a careful preliminary analysis of the artwork. In particular from the detailed study on the fundamental aspects of the artwork and of the painting technique through the use of diagnostic tests.
The company collaborates with other restoring companies, with chemists and other experts providing specialized consultancy as: condition report, technical support during art expositions and cultural events, museum maintenance. Apprentices from universities, Advanced Training Schools, Restoration Institutes
The company is constantly up-to-date through continuous training on new restoring methodologies. The approach used by the company on the artistic asset is based on the philosophy of the minimum intervention.
Operational techniques and the materials used are verified by the main Italian centers of restoration, Opificio delle Pietre Dure in Florence and by the Istituto Centrale del restauro in Roma.
Cartantica company was founded in 1989 in Parma, specializing in the restoration and conservation of handwritten and printed books, documents, parchments, prints, drawings, ancient and contemporary works on small and large format paper, newspapers, posters, fans, etc. It also deals with artistic and modern bookbinding, production of hand-made marbled paper, production of boxes, containers, carpets for conservation for private and public entities.
Cartantica has always operated in compliance with the guidelines and directives of ICRCPAL and MiBACT, constantly updating through training on new methods of resaturo. The methodologies applied in the restorations comply with the criteria of reversibility, minimum intrusion and respect for all historical and manufacturing data of the work. Among the main clients of Cartantica, in addition to various private collectors, there are numerous libraries as
well as the Superintendencies of all Italy, Civic Museums and numerous dioceses. Operational techniques and the materials used are verified by the main Italian centers of restoration, Opificio delle Pietre Dure in Florence and by the Istituto Centrale del restauro in Roma.
Hall 4 – Booth B 038
Viale Umberto Primo n. 32 – 42123 Reggio Emilia
Cell. +39 335 6537104
Since 1998 Alessandra Formentini has been working in the fi eld of the restoration of wall paintings and frescoes for private and public properties supervised by ‘Artistic and Architectural Heritage’.
Having obtained a degree in Restorer of Cultural Heritage, she successfully passed the latest legally approved, public exam and has been included in the
élite list of those licensed for the profession of restorer – ex art. 182 and ex art. 29 legislation 22 January 2004 n. 42 (code of Cultural Heritage and of
the Environment). She is therefore qualifi ed in the following professional areas:
Stone and mosaic materials with all their derivatives;
Architectural decorated surfaces;
Artefacts painted on wooden and textile supports.
The firm run by Alessandra Formentini can carry out different tasks from the planning of the restoration project through stratigraphic studies and reports to
the final restoration. This usually involves removing the top layers, reinforcement and subsequent integration of wall paintings, frescoes and historic works in plaster. The firm is also specialised in painted stone supports, ceiling coffers, stone sculptures, gold frames and anything concerning the structure of the
artwork (picture mounts, protective glass, etc.).
Customers vary from architectural fi rms to restoration businesses, town halls, dioceses and local authorities.