About this lecture
Since early 80’s the Centro di Conservazione Archeologica of Rome is committed to the use of lime in the treatment of archaeological materials and surfaces. Starting with the conservation of the Arch of Septimus Severus in the Roman Forum, assisting Giorgio Torraca (ICCROM) at the Crypta Balbi, Rome, with the experimentation of the hydraulic mixture for wall painting consolidation, restoring stuccoed surfaces in the underground basilica at Porta Maggiore and Roman sculptures and travertine surfaces at the Capitoline Museum in Rome, lime always played a key role in CCA’s professional activity.
Special attention was dedicated to the use of lime as consolidant for the in-situ conservation of mural paintings and mosaics and for the re-backing of mosaics removed from the site. This presentation reported two cases as synthesis of a multi-years activity: the conservation of two small ceiling domes from the Roman Villa of Sant’Imbenia, Sardinia and the activities related to the use of lime in the frame of the MCC, Mosaic Conservation Course, 2011-2016 as part of MOSAIKON program.
Speaker(s): Andreina Costanzi Cobau
Date: September 24th, 2015
Location(s): Area della Ricerca del CNR di Palermo, Italy
Organizing Institution(s): CNR-ISTEC Faenza / CNR-ISMN Palermo