Conserved Archives

The National Historical Archive and Database of Italian Restorers has among its main objectives that of avoiding the dispersion and dismemberment of the archives of Italian restorers, thus safeguarding the documentary heritage constituted by the historical-biographical archives of Italian restorers and making them a real tool of studies and research. Within this project, the Association is responsible for:

  • identify, acquire, inventory and keep in original or duplicate the funds, documentary collections and any other element useful to the history of the restorers, managing the information collected through contemporary technologies and international descriptive standards (AR.CO. module – stored archives);
  • search for archival sources for the history of Italian restorers from conservation institutes, and arrange for their filing in order to produce a future thematic guide organized by regions;

The archival heritage of the ASRI project consists of the archive of the restorer Conte Giovanni Secco Suardo, and the private archives of Italian restorers and architects (specialized in conservation and restoration), received as a donation.