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Almost right

Almost right

How does one evaluate whether it is a replica or a copy? It can happen to find paintings in auction catalogs or at antiques fairs that remind us of other works, by famous artists. This is, for example, the case of a small painting that arrived at our workshop, and...

An heritage trap

An heritage trap

1922 saw, in the month of September, the death in Florence of the Stefano Bardini, an exceptional character of whom we tried to sketch a portrait in a previous article , given that this year is the centenary of his passing. This time we focus on the compelling story...

MIRIAM FIOCCA

MIRIAM FIOCCA

How did you become a restorer? What was your training path? This profession has always fascinated me and after high school my road was already marked: the Institute for art and restoration of Palazzo Spinelli, in Florence, where I graduated in painting restoration....

Success insured!

Success insured!

This year on the occasion of the BIAF 2022 Art-Test hosted a meeting with ARTE Generali , with their agents and guests, collectors, brokers and art experts, present at the Antiques Biennale of which they were among the main sponsors. We talked about how diagnostic...

Francesca Lotti

Francesca Lotti

How did you become a restorer? What was your training path? I've always had the passion to fix, restore, preserve. In addition, it is in my family tradition: I ate milk and chalk as a child! I studied art, then enrolled in the magnificent school for Painting...

Talking about Conservation: what is that is needed?

Talking about Conservation: what is that is needed?

Heritage protection and restoration were the main topics of the workshop “ Integrated services for Restoration. Companies and professionals supporting the restoration and conservation of cultural heritage "organized by CNA Florence in the Salone dei Duecento of...

King of rubble

King of rubble

Precisely in these days, in which Florence has celebrated antiques at their highest level in the Biennale hosted at Palazzo Corsini, we like to remember that just 100 years ago, on 12 September 1922, in Florence died Stefano Bardini (1836-1922), who can rightly be...

Social media Revolution for the museums

Social media Revolution for the museums

It was inevitable that the acceleration of digital communication, social sharing, virtual presence, legacy of the pandemic, would shift the focus on the online activities of museums, be them large, medium or small (the classification is exclusively related the...

Anna Bronzoni Catellani

Anna Bronzoni Catellani

How did you become a restorer? What was your education/training path? My training journey began with the Institute for Art and Restoration Palazzo Spinelli-Nicolini, in Florence many years ago and precisely in 1983, and then continued with the Faculty of Art History...

4 fairs in 4 days

4 fairs in 4 days

After a couple of years of hesitation and postponements, 4 of the most important art & antiques fairs decided to open in the same period. Art Basel was held from June 16th to 19th, then BRAFA in Brussels from June 19th to 26th, TEFAF is running in Maastricht (NL)...

Silvia Fiaschi

Silvia Fiaschi

Silvia, how did you become a restorer? What was your training path? Since primary school I have shown a certain predisposition to drawing and manual skills that my family has always supported by enrolling me in private painting courses. Attending the Martenot Art...

Green gold

Green gold

How "natural" is the countryside? How has it changed over the centuries and why? To answer these questions, paintings are also useful, as they are sort of snapshots of the past. At the beginning of the fifteenth century, Luca del Sera, a partner of Francesco di Marco...

Do not miss Florence Heritech

Do not miss Florence Heritech

After an “online only” last edition and with the goal to create synergy between Cultural Heritage and New Technologies, the conference Florence Heritech will take place in Florence from 16 to 18 May 2022, in same place and at the same time as the Florence Biennial Art...

Russian fakes, anyone?

Russian fakes, anyone?

Crypto currency, NFT and a (fake?) Kandinsky for sale on a Russian website “to help the soldiers of Donbass” The Terricon Project, Art for Victory, selling art, is being advertised online apparently “to help those in need” because of the war, i.e.. Russians, trying to...

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