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Palazzo Spinelli hosts an institute for art restoration. Its Chief, Emanuele Amodei, and his Head of International Relations, Catherine Burnett, have their office in this room, called the “Chapel.”

Thousand Little Renaissances

How art is restored and conserved. A workshop.

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The institute makes its own animal glue. It is infused with poison to fend of bacteria and fungi.
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Martina Previatello works with the institute since 2004. She has conducted several important “interventions,” as any direct contact between the conservator and the fabric is called.
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This painting has been cleaned only in a small area, demonstrating the current state.
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Martina was born in Rovigo (Veneto), Catherine was born in Great Britain and graduated in Literature and History of Art in Paris, and our digital nomad Uday Jhunjhunwala is a writer and investor based in New York City.
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These students are working on practice pieces and learning pictorial integration techniques.
The institute is situated only two blocks from famous Palazzo Pitti, and a ten minute walk from the Uffizi.

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