8 September 2022 19:00 at 20:00POLI-TECH STORIES: Michelangelo's Pietà Rondanini: the recent conservation history of a masterpiece - Online event


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The Politecnico di Milano meets the Istituto Italiano di Cultura in Dublin
Through its professors, the Politecnico tells stories of polytechnic culture: stories of science, technology and creativity, of the achievements of its great masters, of future visions.

Lucia Toniolo, Full Professor of Material Science and Technology

About 20 years ago the interest around the last sculpture by Michelangelo, was raised to the attention of the safeguard entities because of the project of a new exhibition site and a collaborative research project carried out under the responsibility of the Italian Ministry of Culture and the restorer company CBC. This important sculpture, considered Michelangelo’s testament, was moved from Rome to Milan in the early 1950s and the famous BBPR architects Studio was commissioned for the set-up of the museum exhibition. Since then the sculpture was, let’s say, partially forgotten.
The conservation needs in the early 2000s, and the necessity of the displacement in the EXPO2015 occasion in Milan, gave rise to a complex diagnostic project that put together scientists, such as chemists and physicist, art-historians, engineers and architects, to improve studies and knowledge about the sculpture. The talk will present the outline of the research activity carried out by scientists and conservators for the cleaning of the marble surfaces, and the activities to mitigate risks connected to the new site of exhibition, the Spanish Hospital in the Sforza’s Castle in Milan.

The event will be in english, at 7.00 p.m. (italian time)

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8 September 2022
19:00 at 20:00


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