Risorse dal Mar Mediterraneo per il restauro e la conservazione di opere d'arte
The use of natural materials in restoration has been increasing in recent years, allowing a minor impact on artworks, operators and the environment. Mediterranean sea represents an extraordinary source of innovative products in this field. Some challenges have been identified, bringing to the attention of this sector some aspects that need to be further explored: the use of polysaccharides from Gigartinales algae as consolidant and adhesive materials in restoration; and that of Posidonia oceanica as stucco for wooden surfaces for a “green conservation”.
Naturalist, specialized in Marine Sciences at the La Sapienza University of Rome. From 2014 he’s collaborating with the GRS - Gabinetto Ricerche Scientifiche/Scientific Laboratory of the Vatican Museums conducting research and experimentations on the use of marine substances in the field of restoration of artworks. In particular, he’s co-author of recent publications on the extraction and use of polysaccharides extracted from macroalgae and other natural substances. Currently, he’s taking part in the project of conservation and restoration of the stone artworks of the Gardens of the Vatican Museums in which experiments are on-going with the application of environmentally compatible natural biocides, also respecting the health of restorers and operators. Divemaster SNSI – Scuba Nitrox Safatey International, partner FIAS – Federazione Italiana Attività Subacquee/Italian Federation of Underwater Activities, science communicator at Bioparco di Roma and various cultural associations, member of SIBM – Società Italiana di Biologia Marina/Italian Society of Marine Biology.
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