Restoration

Undergraduate Courses - Como

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Second Level Academic Diploma recognized by MIUR (Ministry for Education, University and Research) and MiBAC (Ministry for Cultural Heritage and Activities). 

The course reflects the complexity of the Restorer profession, the expert that takes care of the artworks. The students combine the study of the art pieces with the one of the executive techniques and of the scientific and cultural notions of the sector, under the constant direction of the teacher Restorers.

Accademia Galli offers two profiles to choose from: PFP1 for the restoration of stone and derivative materials and PFP2 for the restoration of artefacts painted on a wooden or textile support. The students participate actively to each restoration, sponsored by numerous qualified companies and laboratories, and they acquire the necessary skills to elaborate a correct restoration work. 

The five-year course in Restoration leads to the attainment of the professional title of Restorer, recognized by the Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities (MiBAC).

Title - The Second Level Academic Diploma is recognized by MIUR (Ministry for Education, University and Research) and equated with the Bachelor’s Degree issued by Universities.

 

  • Credits
    300
  • Start date
    October 2020
  • Duration
    5 years
  • Attendance
    full-time
  • Language
    Italian

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The main objective of the course is to train individuals specialised in the conservation of the artistic heritage providing the necessary tools for the elaboration of a correct restoration intervention whose definition takes into account not only the specific peculiarities, but also many variables that can be traced in different environmental conditions and in the ageing of the constituent materials.

The course in Restoration offers the possibility to choose between two profiles:

 

- Restoration of stone materials and derivatives. Decorated surfaces of architecture, which puts the restorer in a position to work on wall paintings, mosaics and stone;

- Restoration of artworks painted on wooden and textile support, which allows the restorer to deal with the most traditional works of art, but also with the contemporaries assembled in synthetic materials.

Professional perspectives - Restorations as freelance or for specialised companies, for institutions of the Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities responsible for the protection of Cultural Heritage. As superintendent, in museums, libraries, archives, foundations. For public and private institutions and research bodies operating in the sector.

 

Remarkable is that teacher who accomplishes himself what he teaches to others.
(Italian proverb)

IED faculty are professionals that daily face the market. Here you can read their bios.

Elena Luzzani - Course Coordinator PFP1

Elena Luzzani - Course Coordinator PFP1
Graduated at Accademia di Belle Arti Aldo Galli di Como. She has been teacher assistant of Mural Painting Restoration and responsible for the pictorial techniques laboratory since 2000.

Federica Colombani - Course Coordinator PFP2

Federica Colombani - Course Coordinator PFP2
Graduated at Accademia di Belle Arti Aldo Galli di Como. She has been teacher assistant of Canvas and Panel Restoration since 2000. In 2003 she received the Master in Colour Technology.

Gisella Bianconi

Gisella Bianconi
He completed his studies at the Accademia delle Belle Arti Aldo Galli with honors, specializing in restoration. He attended numerous courses and seminars, including a specialization course in engraving techniques held by the Keishiro Art Association of Urbino and on the Trompe L’oeil Technique. He has performed numerous restoration works including the Sanctuary of the Beata Vergine del Carmine, the Church of Santa Elisabetta, the Church of Santa Maria Nascente and San Giacomo in Arcore.

Angelo Sesana

Angelo Sesana
Egyptologists. Chairman of CEFB - Centro di Egittologia Francesco Ballerini, and professor of Enhancement and Management of Sites and archaeological areas at the Accademia delle Belle Arti Aldo Galli. Director since 1997 of the Italian archaeological mission on the temple of Amenhotep II in Thebes west - Luxor.

Clemente Tajana

Clemente Tajana
He is graduated in Building Engineering and Architecture; Manager of the Urban Planning Sector and then Chief Engineer-Architect of the Municipality of Como from 1972 to 2001. Professor of Cultural Heritage from 1991 to 2002 at the Accademia Aldo Galli in Como and Director of the same Academy from 2003 to July 2014; Designer and director of the restoration of the Como Cathedral safeguard committee since 1988; Designer and director of restoration in Como of various monuments.

Enrica Soroldoni

Enrica Soroldoni
Professor, at the Academy, of courses in Biology and Physics applied to Restoration. Graduated in Natural Sciences, she collaborates with operators in the field of Diagnostics for Cultural Heritage. She has been working since 2001 in the field of Museum Didactics and Science, actively collaborating with the Museum Didactic Association that operates at the Museum of Natural History in Milan and on the territory.

Alessandra Fasola

Alessandra Fasola
Graduated in History of Art at the DAMS of Bologna (2003), she graduated in photography at the CFP Riccardo Bauer in 2002 and obtained a master's degree at the Brera Academy in Communication of the Visual Arts in 2004. She works mainly in the editorial field, collaborating with national publishing houses and newspapers for iconographic research, the creation of images and the writing of texts.

Lucia Tajana

Lucia Tajana
Graduated in architecture at the Academy of Architecture of Mendrisio, professor of Cultural Heritage, and of Design and Geometric Design in artistic high schools, she is interested in the historical development of the cultural, architectural and artistic heritage and its connection with the territory, convinced of the continuous relationship between culture and environment.

Alessandra Collina

Alessandra Collina
She has graduated at Accademia Galli. In 2003 she collaborated at the restoration of the second lot of the Milano's Arco della Pace. Supervisor and manager of the restoration of Villa Olmo exhibition artworks. She collaborates with the restorers of various museums, among them: GAM Milano, Museo di Capodimonte Napoli, Galleria Degli Uffizi Firenze, Fondazione Prada Milano, Belvedere e Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna, DAM Francoforte, Deutsche Kinemathek Berlino, Museo Nazionale di S. Pietroburgo, Museum of Art Tel Aviv.

Bruna Mariani

Bruna Mariani
She has graduated from the Opificio delle Pietre Dure in Florence in 2003. She has been teaching at the Accademia Aldo Galli since 2013. She has been working as a restorer since 2004 on the whole national territory, working for museums, ecclesiastical bodies, public administrations and universities with frequent international cooperations at archaeological sites and museums.

Bruno Fasola

Bruno Fasola
Since 2003 he has been teaching History of Art at the Accademia di Belle Arti Aldo Galli of Fine Arts. Interested in the history of local art, he has published several essays in this field. He is scientific consultant for the National Commission for the Paolo Giovio's Complete Work Edition. He still collaborates with the graphic art magazine of Milan for which he has published numerous articles since 1980.

Milena Monti

Milena Monti
She graduated at the Accademia Aldo Galli in 1999. She has worked for the "Restoration Center" Zanolini and Ravenna in Milan until 2008, collaborating in conservative and pictorial restorations both of ancient works on canvas and table and of modern and contemporary works as well to restoration sites for wall paintings. From 2008 to 2010 she has collaborated with the Luigi Parma Studio in Milan for the restoration of paintings on canvas and wall paintings. She has been working for private individuals and antique dealers in her laboratory since 2000.

Vanda Franceschetti

Vanda Franceschetti
Professional restorer. She has been teaching ancient painting techniques since 1993 and restoration of wall paintings at the Aldo Galli Academy in Como since 1999. She has been the director of important restoration works including: the wall paintings in the archbishopric of Lodi; the wall paintings at Palazzo Bertamini in Fiorenzuola d'Arda; the frescoes in the Colletta di Luzzogno Sanctuary; stuccos, paintings and wooden altars in the church of S.Giacomo in Luzzogno and many more.

Luigi Soroldoni

Luigi Soroldoni
Scientific expert of cultural heritage, freelancer, since 1988 he works with restorers, public administrations, museums and superintendencies. Professor of Restoration Chemistry and Scientific Investigations since 1980 at the Accademia Aldo Galli in Como.

Diego Mattarelli

Diego Mattarelli
He is raduated in Geological Sciences and Technologies at the University of Milan - Bicocca with a thesis in structural geology, geodynamics and active tectonics. He carried out geological structural surveys on the Cotopaxi volcano and in the caldera of the Quilotoa volcano in Ecuador and on Etna in Italy. He has collaborated with the scientific association Vulcano Eplorazioni, with the Museum of Planetary Sciences of Prato for exhibitions and conferences and with the mineralogy section of the Natural History Museum in Milan.

Gabriella Mondelli

Gabriella Mondelli
Freelance Industrial Designer that had her first working experience with the Master in Multimedia Communication by creating the Start-up communication plan of a new design studio. She completed her training working for 6 years in two Design studios such as Graphics, Interior Decorator and Exhibition Designer. She has been a teacher since 2011.

Marco Bacci

Marco Bacci
He trained at the family laboratory and at the Opificio delle Pietre Dure in Florence, followed the design and execution of conservative restoration interventions in public and private entities, he is a restorer of the restoration laboratory of the Department of construction and restoration of the Faculty of Architecture in Florence where products and techniques for restoration are tested. Collaborates with the faculty of restoration of the University of Urbino.