CONSERVATION OF CERAMICS IN OPEN AIR
New! 10th of June 2021
The second edition of the annual event, organized at the International Ceramics Museum in Faenza (MIC) on the topic of conservation and restoration of ceramics, will concern the works placed outdoors.
Since ancient times, ceramic material has been used outdoors for architectural and decorative purposes, becoming more recently a vehicle for artistic expressions characterizing the urban layout and also aimed at its re-evaluation. Many Italian centers, such as Faenza, are characterized by a widespread ceramic heritage, which very often ends up being indiscriminately absorbed in the generalized perception of the city, at the expense of its knowledge and conservation. The open air location also subjects the works to the aggressive action of environmental, atmospheric and anthropic factors. It follows the need to protect and preserve this multifaceted heritage, the vulnerability of which only emerges when the manifestations of degradation become so evident as to require complex and costly restorations or the movement of the ceramics in a confined environment. Many conservative interventions could be avoided or reduced in their extent, if more frequent maintenance of the maintenance of the deterioration could occur, which could be carried out before the onset of degradation, could contribute to prolonging and improving the permanence of the products in the external environment.
The topic of the study day will be deepened through four thematic areas:
Study, analysis and monitoring of the state of conservation
Understanding conservation issues and their progression over time is the preliminary aspect for the preparation of safeguard actions and consequently for the correct use and enhancement of the works. The aid of laboratory investigations is fundamental for the study of degradation and the planning of interventions.
Intervention solutions for restoration
The aggressiveness of environmental and atmospheric factors affects the planning of the restoration interventions, which in this session are presented and discussed on the basis of the operational solutions adopted, also through the critical comparison between different choices in terms of materials and methodologies.
In this area, interventions on ceramic decorated architectural surfaces will also be considered.
Solutions for outdoor ceramic maintenance
Preventive actions and timely and repeated maintenance over time can in many cases prolong and improve the permanence of the artifacts outdoors and avoid reaching degradation situations such as to require complex restoration interventions up to hospitalization of the works in a confined environment.
New materials and intervention methods
The conservation problems of cultural heritage, which can take on particular relevance in the external environment, represent a stimulus for the search for new materials and methodologies. Technological development can significantly contribute to prolonging the permanence of the works of art in open air, allowing to activate innovative and more performing conservation solutions, based on a precise control of scientific results, which stimulates critical reflections on the cases treated.
9.30 Saluti istituzionali
Cristina Ambrosini, responsabile del nuovo Servizio Patrimonio culturale della Regione Emilia-Romagna
Lorenzo Appolonia, presidente IGIIC, Gruppo Italiano dell’IIC
Claudia Casali, Direttrice del Mic di Faenza
Studio, analisi e monitoraggio dello stato di conservazione
Chairperson Giovanna Cassese
10.00-10.30 I DOLIA NEL GIARDINO DEL MIC DI FAENZA STUDIO DIAGNOSTICO PER IL RESTAURO
Valentina Mazzotti, Paola Rondelli, Sabrina Gualtieri, Daniela Pinna, Donata Magrini
10.30-11.00 LO STUDIO ANALITICO COME BASE PER LA CONSERVAZIONE PROGRAMMATA DELLE OPERE FINO ALLA PROGETTAZIONE DI UN DATABASE
11.00-11.30 Domande e dibattito
Soluzioni di intervento per il restauro
Chairman Giorgio Bonsanti
11.30-12.00 CONSOLIDAMENTO E RESTAURO DI UNA TERRACOTTA POLICROMA: IL COMPLESSO CASO DEL TACCHINO DALLA CAPPELLA I DEL SACRO MONTE DI VARALLO SESIA
Alessandra Raffo, Marco Demmelbauer
12.00-12.30 L’INTEGRAZIONE DELLE LACUNE CON MATERIALE CERAMICO: TECNICHE, IMPASTI E METODOLOGIE
12.30-13.00 Domande e dibattito
Soluzioni per la manutenzione delle ceramiche in ambiente esterno
Chairman Camilla Mazzola
14.00-14.30 MANUTENZIONE DELLA STATUA DI S. MICHELE ARCANGELO DI BARTOLOMEO SPANI, UBICATO NELLA PARETE ESTERNA DELLA CANONICA DELLA CHIESA DI PIEVE MODOLENA A REGGIO EMILIA
14.30-15.00 VERSO L’APPLICAZIONE DI METODOLOGIE INNOVATIVE PER LA CONSERVAZIONE DEL GIARDINO DEI TAROCCHI DI NIKI DE SAINT PHALLE
Serena Vella, Laura Baratin, Fabiano Ferrucci
15.00-15.30 GUIDELINES FOR THE CONSERVATION / RESTORATION OF MONUMENTS WITH GLAZED CERAMICS
Junhi Han, Michael R.N. Jansen, Elena Agnini
15.30-16.00 Domande e dibattito
Nuovi materiali e metodologie di intervento
Chairman Marco Demmelbauer
16.00-16.30 IL PARADOSSO DI LEONCILLO: IL MONUMENTO AI CADUTI DI ALBISSOLA MARINA 1956-57
Shirin Afra, Luca Bochicchio, Chiara Fornari, Chiara Gabbriellini, Monica Galeotti
16.30-17.00 RICERCA METODOLOGICA PER IL RESTAURO DELLE OPERE IN CERAMICA ESPOSTE ALL’APERTO: IL CANTIERE DEL “MURO DEL VENTO” DI DOMENICO MATTEUCCI
17.00-17.30 CONSERVAZIONE PREVENTIVA ED INNOVAZIONE: LA TECNICA SOL-GEL PER LE OPERE DI SOSABRAVO E CARLE’ AD ALBISOLA SUPERIORE
Michele Cecchin, Claudia Bortolussi, Barbara Checcucci, Simona Poggi
17.30-18.00 Domande e Dibattito /
Conclusioni a cura di Claudia Casali e Lorenzo Appolonia
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