I daily work to preserve and to study the musical instruments.
Conservation and restoration take place trough manifold activities that are both related and inseparable: documentation, diagnostic analysis, technical drawings and virtual restoration are only a few of the necessary initial activities conducted before the act of restoration.
By implementing a methodical preventative conservation regime (environmental parameter control, pest management, anoxic treatment, use of conservation-grade materials), objects will remain in stable condition for a longer period, halting further deterioration and requiring less invasive care in the future.
In parallel, the study of the written and the material sources (the musical instruments and the archival sources) provide the necessary knowledge of the history of making and of the restoration.
My current research is focusing on the history of restoration’s techniques of bowed instruments during the XIX century.