Elizabeth is an American restorer who lives and works in Italy and works as a consultant in the United States. Education : Bachelor of Arts (Medieval and Renaissance Studies) Hamilton / Kirkland Colleges. Specialized course in fine arts from Syracuse University in NY and Florence. Degree in Restoration (MFA) Dominican University at Villa Schifanoia (Florence). Post-specialization at the Faculty of Natural Sciences of the University of Pisa, with a research project on calcium oxalate patina on marble monuments, published in the Bulletin of the Mineralogical Studies. Updated with advanced courses on the latest methodologies in the field of conservation and minimal intervention on the restoration of ancient and contemporary works of art.
Born in Florence , graduated in Restoration Works Painting furniture , ( Florence , OR pificio P ietre D ure 1990). Decades of experience in the restoration and conservation of movable works of painting and polychrome wooden sculpture. Decades of experience teaching and restoration related matters. Updated on innovative methods of consolidation, cleaning and restoration of contemporary art.
Born in the United States (New Jersey, 1946), Verdon is an art historian formed at Yale University (Ph.D. 1975). He has lived in Italy for more than fifty years and since 1994 is a Roman Catholic priest in Florence, where he directs the Diocesan Office of Sacred Art and Church Cultural Heritage and the Museo dell’Opera del Duomo. He is in addition academic director of the Ecumenical Center for Art and Spirituality ‘Mount Tabor’, at Barga (LU).
Author of books and articles on sacred art in Italian and English, he has been a Consultant to the Vatican Commission for Church Cultural Heritage and a Fellow of the Harvard University Center for Italian Renaissance Studies (Villa I Tatti), and currently teaches in the Florence Program of Stanford University. He writes regularly for the cultural page of the Osservatore Romano and between 2010 – 2015 has curated art exhibitions in Turin, Florence, Seoul, Washington, D.C. and New York.
Timothy Verdon lives in Florence, Italy, where he is a Canon of the Cathedral.
Lucia Sandri è esperta di storia dell’infanzia e istituzionale dell’antico Ospedale degli Innocenti e ha realizzato l’inventario del suo Archivio Storico. Tra i suoi lavori più recenti, Formulari e contratti di adozione nell’ospedale degli Innocenti di Firenze tra tardo Medioevo ed Età moderna, Mélanges de l’École française de Rome – Italie et Méditerranée modernes et contemporaines, «Mefrim», 124-1 (2012); Gli Innocenti e Orbatello nel XVIII e XIX secolo: «Nocentine» e «gravide occulte» tra progetti e necessità istituzionali in L’Ospedale di Orbatello. Carità e Arte a Firenze, a cura di C. Milloschi e C. De Benedictis, Edizioni Polistampa, Firenze 2015.
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