Museo Internazionale delle Ceramiche in Faenza

Museo Internazionale delle Ceramiche in Faenza

The Restoration and Cataloguing Department

The Restoration Department was set up in the Eighties, it is managed by a team of restorers, all graduates at the Institute "Ballardini" in Faenza. It is entirely concerned with the restoration of any kind of ceramic material from terracotta to porcelain, including works from archaeological origin, works from public and private collections.


During its history, the Museum, thanks to the competence of the Restoration Department staff, arranged refresher courses for the Restoration of ceramics: 1997 "Bio-deterioration of ceramic materials"; 1998 "Techniques of cleaning applied to ancient ceramics"; 1999 "The restoration of porcelain"; 2000 "Techniques of recovery in excavations"; 2001 "Photo and video documentation of the restoration process", "The archaeological excavation. The preservation of architectural ruins in emergency condition"; 2002 "Diagnostic for the preservation and restoration of the ceramic materials"; 2003 "The restoration in architecture".


Among the restorations carried out by the MIC restorers there are the following experiences:

the Chigi-Saracini collection belonging to the Monte dei Paschi Bank of Siena, Tuscany; the Pharmacy of the Novellara Jesuits collection; the terracotta sculpture of Sant'Antonio from Hermitage of Monte Paolo; the collections of the Museo Regionale of Umbrian Ceramics in Deruta; the collection of the Ceramic Museum of Gubbio in Umbria; the terracotta devotional plaques from the Capuchin Monastery of Faenza; the lusterware panels by Lucio Fontana for the Municipality of Albisola Marina; the porcelain of the Giuseppucci Pharmacy Collection from Fabriano; the contemporary works by Leoncillo, Antonia Campi and Louse Nevelson belonging to private collections.