Eleonora Vivarelli graduated in Conservation of Cultural Heritage in Como (Italy) in 2017 with a specialization in Conservation of Contemporary Materials. Her dissertation concerned the conservation of aged and colored polymethylmetacrylate and, since then, she developed a deep interest in the conservation of synthetic materials. She cooperated with the most relevant Italian institutions for the research and the conservation of contemporary materials, such as The National Gallery of Modern and Contemporary Art in Rome, the Plart Foundation in Naples and Open Care – Servizi per l’Arte in Milan.
Alessandro Ciccola achieved his Bachelor in Chemistry and his Master degree in Chemical Sciences at the University of Ferrara; both his thesis were focused on degradation and diagnostics in Cultural Heritage materials and artworks. He won his PhD position at the University of Rome “La Sapienza” in 2014; his PhD project is focused on the characterization of UVB photochemical degradation of acrylic emulsion binders and the effect of synthetic organic pigments on their aging properties through spectroscopic and spectrometric techniques.
 
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Eleonora Vivarelli