SACI restores paintings from Elba: “Paintings Out of Jail” Conservation Symposium & Exhibit

“Paintings Out of Jail” Conservation Symposium & Exhibit at SACI

The “Paintings Out of Jail” Conservation Symposium & Exhibit was held at SACI last week. SACI Conservation students and instructors are restoring Baroque paintings from the Chiesa del San Giacomo al Forte in Porto Azzurro, Elba, which is today within the fort’s prison complex. Since then, the paintings have suffered further from neglect and improper care. The paintings, which are at the mid-stage of restoration, were exhibited only on April 9 in the SACI Gallery. This project was made possible by support from the Soprintendenza Belle Arti e Paesaggio for the Provinces of Pisa and Livorno.

SACI Conservation student team, Spring 2016

SACI Conservation student team, Spring 2016

Guided by SACI Conservation instructors, Roberta Lapucci and Alice Parri, the SACI Post-Bac in Conservation students also presented their work on the historical, technical, and conservation research related to the restoration. Here are some highlights of both the symposium and the historical painting that were temporarily exhibited in the SACI Gallery.

rtv38RTV38 interviewed Roberta Lapucci about the SACI restoration project, exhibition, and Symposium entitled “Paintings Out of Jail,” held at Palazzo dei Cartelloni on Saturday, April 9 from 10 am to 5 pm. See the video here:

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SACI Gallery / Clayton Hubb Lecture Hall
Palazzo dei Cartelloni
Via Sant’Antonino, 11, Florence – ITALY
T 055 289 948

About SACI

SACI is a US non-profit College of Art and Design in Florence, Italy, for undergraduate and graduate students seeking accredited instruction in studio art, design, conservation, art history, and Italian language and culture. Founded in 1975, SACI offers the following programs: Academic Semester/Year Abroad, Summer Studies, Venice Summer Program, Post-Bac in Conservation, MFA in Studio Art, MA in Art History.

One comment

  1. Beautiful! Thanks for the post. 🙂

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