Study and Projects Center

for conservation and restoration

of Cultural Heritage

About us

The association operates since 1991 as a Study and Project Center with the aim of stimulating and deepening cultural-historic and technical-scientific researches, and encouraging continuous updating and scientific debate on the conservation and enhancement of cultural heritage.


The association promotes projects study and research projects, conventions, seminars and conferences, promoting cultural and scientific exchanges in Italy and abroad, in collaboration with national and international institutions in the field of conservation and restoration of cultural heritage
As a non-governmental organization it participates on projects in Developing Countries.


In the context of study and research projects, the association usually spread the results through the creation of publications. For conventions, seminars and conferences, it manages and coordinates the publication of the proceedings.. The association also curates the series of “Quaderni of the National Historical Archives and the Database of Italian Restorers”.


National Historical Archive of Italian Restorers


The National Historical Archive of Italian Restorers (ASRI), today the only project of national importance, is a project concerning the history of restoration in Italy.
Founded in 1995 ASRI has seen the participation, as a promoter and supporter, of the Ministry for Cultural Heritage and Activities and for Tourism, through the Central Institute of Restoration, alongside the association that manages and coordinates the various activities.

RES.I Data Bank

ASRI promotes a constant activity of studies and research on the history of restoration throughout the national territory. The results of these study campaigns flow into the RES.I. data bank (Italian restorers) which allows users to carry out research on the conservation history of works of art, techniques, materials and the history of restorers.

Donate your archive

One of ASRI’s aims is to save, collect and preserve the private archives of restorers. These documentary materials, often at risk of being dispersed, become important sources of studies and research.
Anyone interested in donating theirs archive should contact the association.