Teaches architectural design, historic preservation, and urban design. Mr. Cardillo is a practicing architect who has worked in Rome, New York and Milwaukee. Since 1999, he has been Director of the San Gemini Preservation Studies Program and Project Architect for the Archaeological Excavation of the Public Baths at Carsulae. He is presently Director of the International Institute for Restoration and Preservation Studies.
M. Arch., Columbia University;
B.A., University of Wisconsin;
Laurea di Architettura, Università di Palermo
Adjunct Professor, Parsons School of Design, 1980-1984
Adjunct Professor, University of Wisconsin, SARUP, 1995-2008
John Cabot University, Rome 2009
Professor Nikolas Vakalis is an internationally renowned conservator-restorer with 40 years of experience in the field. His areas of expertise include stone artifacts, easel paintings, wall paintings and polychrome wooden sculptures.
In addition to being a restorer Professor Vakalis has been involved in field of education, restoration planning and running his own restoration business in Rome.
Since 2010 he is a Co-Director of the International Institute for Restoration and Preservation Studies and instructor at the San Gemini Preservation Studies Program. He is also in charge as Restoration Consultant for the Archaeological Excavation of the Public Baths at Carsulae. He has worked extensively in Italy but has also worked on projects in many countries including China, Egypt, Jordan, Iraq, Kosovo, Albania, Libya and the USA. He is presently Director of IIRPS Athens program.
Master’s degree in Conservation by the Istituto Centrale Per Il Restauro, Rome
Adjunct Professor: Higher Institute for Restoration and Conservation (IsCR) 2016 to present
Adjunct Professor: West Virginia University 2018 to present
Adjunct Professor: University of Wisconsin Milwaukee (SARUP) 1999-2008
Adjunct Professor: John Cabot University 2009
Instructor of Restoration in various international programs of technical training: in China, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Algeria, Morocco, Libya, Kosovo and Albania sponsored by the Italian Ministry of Cultural Heritage, the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and other organizations, including Unesco, Iccrom and the World Monuments Fund.
More information is available on his website.
As a conservator/restorer of cultural heritage, Giulia Barella has been working for the past thirteen years with private companies and state institutions. From 2012 to 2016, she was a lecturer in “restoration of metal artifacts” at the Fine Arts Academy in Naples. She was the only Italian selected in 2016 to participate in “First Aid to Cultural Heritage in Times of Crisis” which was held at the Smithsonian in Washington and organized by ICCROM. Her projects include work at the ISCR (Istituto Superiore per la Conservazione ed il Restauro), Rome’s Sapienza University, Polytechnic of Milan, and for the Directorate-General of the Vatican Museums. Since 2011 she has taught in the field of conservation and restoration in the Middle East, Southeast Asia and Bosnia (including posts in Kurdistan, Abu Tbeirah in Southern Iraq, as well as Myanmar). Her extensive experience as a lecturer and workshop leader has concentrated on the restoration of paper, iron, bronze, silver, lead, ivory, ceramic and glass materials. She also carried out field work at several necropolises in Abruzzo, at the Archaeological Museum of the Siritide of Policoro (Mt), the Museum Stibbert in Florence, and the Real Armory of Palazzo Reale in Turin, Italy.
Professor Barella received her MA as a Conservator/Restorer of Cultural Heritage from the ISCR in Rome.
Elena Gabriella Lorenzetti is an Archaeologist specializing in Roman Ceramics. She studied at the University of Rome, La Sapienza. She has worked on the excavations of the Palatine Hill and the Testaccio Market in Rome.
Recently, she participated in the restoration of the Domus Tiberiana, the imperial palace on the Palatine hill in Rome. She will soon take part in cataloging the ceramics raised from the excavation of the Cibele temple area at the NW corner of the Palatine hill.
Elena lives in Terni and has also been involved with excavations in South Umbria, including an Italic Sanctuary in Monte Moro (TN), the excavations of the Vicus ad Martis Tudertium with Drew University and, more recently, the excavation of two medieval buildings at the top of San Gemini.
Marco Di Bella is a freelance book conservator who graduated from the European Course for Conservators-Restorers of Book Materials in Spoleto (Italy) in 2001, and has worked in conservation, assessment and training projects for the Camberwell College of Arts (UK), UNESCO, Yemeni Social Fund for development, ISCR (Italian Institute of Conservation), ICPAL (Italian Institute of Book Conservation), National Archive of Tripoli (Libya), University of Palermo, the Hiob Ludolf Center for Ethiopian Studies (Hamburg University), the American University of Beirut, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München.
He has worked for private book conservation studios in Italy and lectured in international conferences, researched and published on archaeology of early Islamic bookbinding and book conservation.
Between 2015 and 2017 he has been the senior manuscript conservator at Trinity College Dublin for the Early Irish Manuscript Project.
Recently he has been part of the Clarkson Slide Archive Project.
Dr Nikolas Sarris is a book and paper conservator at the National Library of Greece. He has been a lecturer of book and paper conservation at undergraduate courses at the Department for the Preservation and Conservation of Cultural Heritage in Zakynthos, Greece and a conservator at the British Library where he took part in the conservation project of the Codex Sinaiticus. He has worked as the supervisor of the conservation laboratory at the monastery of St John Theologian, Patmos, Greece, where he has also organized international conservation and bookbinding workshops.
He has collaborated since 2001 with the Ligatus Research Centre, UK on bookbinding research related to the St Catherine’s Library Conservation Project in Sinai and since 2006 with the Thesaurus Islamicus Foundation for conservation and training projects at the National Library of Egypt, Cairo.
He collaborated with Hamburg University on the EU funded project Ethio-SPARE for the preservation and on-site conservation of Ethiopic manuscripts from Tigray, Ethiopia and with UNESCO for the training of conservators and librarians in libraries of Iraq.
He has lectured widely on the topics of manuscript conservation and historic bookbinding.
Irene Zanella has been an accredited book and manuscript conservator since 1999. Currently, she is the Book and Manuscript Conservator at the Franciscan Library and Archive in Florence, Italy, as well as at the Library and Archive in La Verna Franciscan Sanctuary in Chiusi della Verna, Italy. In 2018, she worked in Sinai, Egypt as a Book Conservator at the St. Catherine Monastery Library. Before that, she took on projects at the Iraqi Institute for Conservation of Antiquities and Heritage and at the Ligatus Research Centre in London – serving in various capacities as a project manager, facilitator of technical training programs and digital archivist. Irene has given many lectures and workshops on book conservation and has published numerous writings on the subject.
Professor Zanella has a degree in Modern History from the Università degli Studi di Firenze (University of Florence – Italy); and degree as a Book Conservator from the Corso europeo di Formazione Specialistica per conservatori-restauratori di beni librari (European Course for Book Conservation). She also trained at the Atelier Central de Restauration de la Bibliothèque Nationale de France, site Richelieu (Paris, France).
Elena Raimondi is a restorer living and working near Viterbo in Italy. She holds a degree from the Higher Institute for Conservation and Restoration of Rome (Istituto Superiore per la Conservazione ed il Restauro).
This is her 5th year teaching the course and restoration workshop: Introduction to Conservation of Archaeological Ceramic in Italy. Her specialty is Archeological Ceramic Sculptures and she is currently involved in restoring a group of 15th century Italian ceramic sculptures.
Degree in conservation from Higher Institute for Conservation and Restoration, Rome
Degree in History of Art from Roma Tre University, Rome
Graduate in Art and Architecture from the VI Art School, Rome
Flavio Marzo was born near Turin and now lives and works in Cambridge. He has a broad and interesting experience in the field of book conservation. He has worked for various prestigious libraries, such as the British library, the Vatican Library, and the libraries of Queens and Magdalene Colleges in Oxford. He has also worked on various conservation projects in Italy, Greece and Sinai, Egypt.
Presently Flavio Marzo has a position as book conservator at the British Library where he manages the conservation studio for the Qatar Ditigisation Project.
Fondazione per la Conservazione e il Restauro dei Beni Librari Spoleto (PG), Italy
Laboratorio di Restauro del Libro Antico Abbazia Benedettina della Novalesa, Novalesa (Turin), Italy
Here’s a recent interview with Professor Marzo that was published by the Book and Paper Gathering: Under Raking Light’s first specimen is Flavio Marzo from the British Library.
Jane Whitehead Professor of Modern and Classical Languages Emeritus at Valdosta State University. She is also Chief Editor of the journal Etruscan Studies and Director of the Archaeological Excavation at the Public Baths in Carsulae. She has been Director of the excavations at “ La Piana” an Etruscan agricultural settlement near Spannocchia.
B.A. Wellesley College
M.A. Trinity College
Ph.D. Yale University, Classical Archaeology
Is currently an Assistant Professor of Book and Paper Conservation & Restoration – Department of Conservation & Restoration of Antiquities and Works of Art, Technological Educational Institution, Athens.
2013 PhD in the History of the Book, University of London.
1990 International Course of Lectures on Book Restoration organized by UNESCO, Venice.
1986-1988 Scientific Research on Byzantine Bindings of the Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana, financially supported by the Italian Institute of Culture in Athens
1984-85 Diploma in Greek Palaeography – Scuola di Paleografia, Diplomatica e Archivistica, Vatican City.
1983-86 Scholarship obtained by the Hellenic Scholarship Foundation (I.K.Y.) Specialisation in Paper Conservation and Restoration – Istituto Centrale per la Patologia del Libro, Rome
1982 – 1983 Diploma in Mosaic Techniques, University of Athens – School of Fine Arts.
1977 – 1982 BA in Fine Arts, University of Athens – School of Fine Arts.
Works for the Italian Cultural Heritage Ministry (Since 1984) and at the Istituto Superiore per la Conservazione ed il Restauro (previously Istituto Centrale per il Restauro) since 1997, where she’s Director of the Conservation Laboratories for “Ceramic & Glass” and “Organic Material Finds and Artifacts”.
She’s also Didactic Coordinator of the Conservation Courses-Objects Area of ISCR Postgraduate School for Conservators. She’s been director of numerous laboratory and field didactic activities, tutor of degree-thesis and member of Entrance and Degree Commissions.
Degree in Conservation from the Istituto Centrale per il Restauro in Rome (Italy, 1980)
Degree in “Cultural Heritage Conservation”, University of Paris I-Sorbonne (France, 1995)
Internship at the Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University (USA, 1981/82)
Nella Poggi, conservator of work on paper has operated her Paper Conservation Studio in Verona, Milan and now in Bergamo, Italy, since 2007. She holds a B.A. in Conservation and Certification of Advanced Studies from the post-secondary program in Art Conservation at the ENAIP Lombardia Foundation, Italy.
Prior employment includes position as Associate conservator of Paper in the private practice of Lisa Forman at the Hudson Conservation Studio, Los Angeles, Assistant Conservator of Paper with the Balboa Art Conservation Center, San Diego, Mellow Fellow in Paper Conservation with the Balboa Art Conservation Center (San Diego), Summer Internship in Paper Conservation with the Getty Research Institute (Los Angeles), Spring Internship in Paper Conservation with the Museum of Modern Art (New York).
Nella Poggi since 2007 is cooperating with several museums and public institutes between South Korea and Italy with the intent to promote cultural exchange programs between Korean Paper Craftmanship tradition and Paper Conservators.
Massimo Vidale is an eminent Italian scholar in the field of Archaeology. He specializes in ancient craft technologies, on surveying, recording and conserving of archaeological artefacts and sites. Besides having studied and worked with early cultures and civilizations in the Mediterranean Basin, he has published extensively on Early Central Asian and Hindus Valley Civilizations.
Prof. Vidale is currently Archaeological Curator at the Istituto Superiore per la Conservazione e il Restauro (ISCR), Rome, and teaches at the University of Rome, “La Sapienza”.
Prof. Vidale has published many books and articles, some of which are listed in the catalogues of the following libraries:
Cornelia Danielson followed her undergraduate studies at Wheaton College in Norton, Massachusetts, and at the Universita' di Firenze. She holds an M.A. in Art History from Villa Scifanoia, Graduate School of Fine Arts, Florence, Italy and a Ph.D in Art History from Columbia University in New York where she specialized in 16th century Florentine architecture and city planning. Residing permanently in Italy since 1980, she has taught art history for Syracuse University and Kent State University programs in Florence and between 2000-2012 founded and directed the non-profit organization Barrier Free Travel, dedicated to promoting tourism in Italy for people with disabilities.
Since 2000 she has been a licensed guide in Florence.