On Site – Restoration Experience is a project that offers guests the opportunity to enter one of Rome’s most important restoration studios, which is located a stone’s throw from the Pantheon, to get closer to ancient and contemporary artworks through the fascinating lens of conservation. Visitors can reach a level of comprehension and awareness unattainable in a traditional exhibition setting. On Site – Restoration Experience is a unique space where visitors can take a close look at the work of restorers and understand their technical and analytical approach when they work on an artwork that is, by nature, unique. On Site – Restoration Experience offers visitors the chance to understand the importance of the artisanal aspect of an artist’s creative work by observing various types of wood, canvas, paints and glues in a journey that will change people’s relationship with art forever. In a 60 to 90 minute visit, our guests will be involved in ongoing work that takes place in the restoration studio that is always exclusive and authentic.
Merlini Storti Restoration Atelier
Valeria Merlini and Daniela Storti are experienced restorers but also exhibition curators. Among their most important works, they've restored three Caravaggio paintings and they've worked inside the Papal Apartments for five years. They've also curated several educational projects aimed to raise awareness among the youth about the importance of our artistic heritage and its restoration and conservation, such as the restoration of a Luca Giordano painting inside a high school.
Taralli, snacks We will provide various kinds of traditional Italian snacks
Wine and juices Wine, water and juices will be served
The visit will be held inside the restoration studio that is located in an historical roman courtyard.
On-Site Restauro Experience