Phone: 055 457-3026
Fields of Interest and Expertise
Cleaning of wall and easel paintings.
Polymer removal from wall paintings and stone.
Microemulsions and micelles.
Gels used as vehicle for detergent systems in the cleaning of artworks.
Nanoparticles for the consolidation of wall paintings and stone.
Oct 2005: Bachelor Degree in Conservation Science at the University of Florence (110 cum laude /110). Thesis title: "Degradation and conservation of pine wood from the Vasa warship”.
Sep 2007: Master Degree in Conservation Science at the University of Florence (110 cum laude /110). Thesis itle: "Sinthesys and development of chemical gels for the removal of Paraloid from lapideous materials".
Jan 2008 - Dec 2010: PhD in Conservation Sciences at the University of Florence. Title: "Development of nano-systems for the cleaning of wall paintings". Advisor: Prof. P. Baglioni (University of Florence, Chemistry Department and CSGI).
Jan 2011 - Nov 2011: CSGI Post-Doc fellowship on the Temart Project (Programma Operativo Regionale - Regione Toscana, co-financed by Fondo Europeo di Sviluppo Regionale (POR CreO FESR 2007-2013)).
Dec 2011-present: CSGI Post-Doc fellowship on the Nanoforart European Project (a FP7-funded cultural heritage project involving the preservation of movable and immovable artworks, by using nanotechnology).
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