Lorenzo Casamenti, Professional Restorer
Since 1963, Professor Casamenti has completed over one hundred restorations of objects and monuments on behalf of state agencies for cultural heritage in Italy and other countries. His many restorations for the Italian Superintendence include frescoes by Fra Angelico at San Marco and by Paolo Uccello in the Cathedral, as well as the Chapel of the Magi by Benozzo Gozzoli in the Medici Palace in Florence. In Italy, his projects can be found across Tuscany and in other areas including Campania, Calabria, and Sicily. Professor Casamenti has applied his skills as a restorer and consultant to projects in countries around the world such as Chile, India, Nepal, Argentina, and Brazil, often helping to train local staff. One of his recent and most notable achievements was the discovery of the causes behind the deterioration of the ancient monolithic heads (the moai) of Easter Island. Most years, Professor Casamenti takes selected Lorenzo de’Medici students to work onsite on projects both in Italy and abroad.
Painting restoration, wood restoration, stone and marble restoration, chemistry of restoration, gilding restoration.