Inauguration of Restored Paintings Public Talk at Il-Ħaġar

25 Sep 2021 at 7:30 pm

Il-Ħaġar Museum is hosting an illustrated lecture by Dr Michela Fasce on Saturday 25 September at 7.30pm. A Università degli Studi di Genova graduate, Dr Fasce holds degrees in conservation science and art history, has a rich experience in restoration and consultancy, and founded the first diagnostics department in Italy.

Dr Fasce tends to focus on identifying materials and dates. On this occasion, she will be discussing Mattia Preti’s technique to explain the utility of diagnostic study. She will also be presenting her recent book in Italian Dentro il dipinto with its various related examples.

Moreover, she will be applying these principles to the restoration process on five oils by Filippo Fortunato Venuti. The restorer herself, Sara Mattioli, will explain the work she undertook over these months. This set of four ovals and a bozzetto will now revert to permanent display at Il-Ħaġar Museum.

Il-Ħaġar Restoration and Conservation Project is supported by Bank of Valletta and Valerio Ballotta of GBK Malta Ltd.