There’s no place like home

Feb 15, 2021 | Art-Test News, Restoration, Studies and Projects

Let’s face it, about a year after the start of the pandemic, we can’t wait to go back to travel. We practice our languages watching series with the original sound tracks, cook recipes from faraway latitudes, write a nostalgic emails to our Erasmus friends, and sighly archive airline newsletters. But. But when something beautiful happens in Florence, -and luckily things happen often- , a proudly parochial motion shakes us!
The great restoration work of the mosaics in the Baptistery of Florence is about to end and they will soon be accessible to the public in all their beauty, together with the discoveries that have emerged, about the history of the monument and the artistic techniques used.

Art–Test also had the pleasure of working in “our” Baptistery a few years ago: we conducted a thermographic survey that involved the mosaic in the “Women’s gallery” to verify the success of the innovative consolidation technique developed by the restorers of the Opificio Delle Pietre Dure.
Thermal maps can shed light on the life of a work, the materials it is made of and the renovations it has undergone. 
It is always amazing the amount of interesting information with which we can enrich the view of the artistic treasures… everywhere!


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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...