Prestileo Fernanda

Prestileo Fernanda
Italian National Research Council | CNR · Institute of Atmospheric Sciences and Climate ISAC

Conservation of Cultural Heritage

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Introduction
Prestileo Fernanda currently works at the Institute of Atmospheric Sciences and Climate (ISAC) , Italian National Research Council. Conservation Scientist, PhD in Environmental Sciences, she deals with research, study and teaching on issues related to indoor deterioration processes of artworks, especially stone and paintings. Her research activity mainly aims at investigating methodologies and techniques for diagnostics and microclimatic monitoring of Cultural Heritage.
Education
November 1991 - October 1996
Tuscia University
Field of study
  • Conservation of Cultural Heritage

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Publications (118)
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Hyperspectral imaging (HSI) is a technique that can be applied in various fields of science and recent developments in hardware and software allow to increase its power and to decrease the costs of the analysis based on reflectance spectrum in the visible and near infrared wavelength range. This monitoring technique is particularly suitable for pig...
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HyperSpectral Imaging (HSI) can be considered as the evolution of classical spectroscopy, where "only" punctual analyses are carried out. The obtained 2D information (i.e. one spectrum for each pixel of the target image) can be thus used to characterize, map and monitor the materials constituting cultural heritage. Such non-invasive diagnostic tech...
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The development of studies about conservation of historic centers has highlighted the importance of interventions on the color of the plastered facades. The study of a color plan in city centers has been the subject of numerous debates in Italy, particularly in complex cases such as the historic center of Rome. Over the past thirty years also the d...
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Spectrophotometric and colorimetric data obtained during a measurement campaign aimed at supporting the Roman “Villa del Casale” (Piazza Armerina, Sicily, Italy) conservation activities, are presented. Special attention was paid to the possible variation of the chromatic coordinates, possibly due to the interventions of cleaning, consolidation, and...
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Bio-colonization is a dynamic and multiphasic process headed by microorganisms. Conventional treatments to process affected stone materials include chemical biocides, whose formulations are mainly composed of quaternary ammonium salts(QAs), reported to be toxic for human health, dangerous for the environment, and not biodegradable. Accordingly, nov...
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This paper describes the multi-analytical approach implemented for the study of the oil painting Il Venditore di Cerini made by Antonio Mancini in 1878. The research was carried out to characterize both the original stratigraphy and the alleged non-original varnish on the surface. SEM/EDS analysis showed the presence of pigments already detected in...
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Conservation of hypogea and their accessibility by the visitors is a hard question, due to the interaction of different factors such as the intrinsic characteristics of the hypogeal environments and the presence of public. A particular case is represented by the Mithraeum of Marino Laziale, located a few kilometers away from Rome and accidentally d...
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Most of the municipalities of the Italian territory are located in areas of high hydrogeological risk, i.e. exposed to flooding and landslides. Consequently, part of the existing cultural heritage on the national territory is located in areas subject to flood risk, which compromises the accessibility, preservation and integrity of cultural heritage...
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San Nicola in Carcere, one of the minor basilicas in the historical center of Rome, was the location of a wide investigation campaign of the water-related deterioration causes, present in the lower sector of the apse and adjacent pillars, affected by water infiltrations, mould and salt efflorescence. The results obtained identify the presence of wa...
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The 8th International Symposium "Monitoring of Mediterranean Coastal Areas. Problems and Measurements Techniques" was organized by CNR-IBE in collaboration with FCS Foundation, and Natural History Museum of the Mediterranean and under the patronage of University of Florence, Accademia dei Geogofili, Tuscany Region and Livorno Province. It is the oc...
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Cleaning of metallic threads has been a recurrent dilemma in historical textile conservation. Careful selection of restoration methods is in fact required because decayed metallic threads are wrapped around natural textile fibers. This article synthesizes the results of a conservation study undertaken at the Accademia di Francia in Rome of a silk v...
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A new diagnostic investigation on Annunciata painting by Antonello da Messina was carried out in situ, in the Sala di Antonello of the Galleria Regionale di Palazzo Abatellis in Palermo (Sicily). It was carried out by using INTRAVEDO scanner for IR Reflectography (InGaAs detector) and XRF mapping, in order to investigate, thanks to an innovative eq...
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Conservation and restoration of Cultural Heritage assets involves the potential exposure to risk factors for worker’s health and the environment. From the toxicological point of view, restorers/conservators are commonly exposed to complex mixtures of different types of harmful substances that could be responsible for a wide array of toxic effects,...
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The volume is a collection of contributions presented at the 4th YOCOCU Youth in Conservation of Cultural Heritage Conference, held in Agsu, Azerbaijan, on May 2014. The driving force behind YOCOCU 2014 was to transcend geographical boundaries and encourage every participant to define their contribution and role within the cultural heritage communi...
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A diagnostic study was recently carried out on fragments of wall paintings belonging to the decorations of an old Roman residential villa of the Ager Gabinus, in the locality Pratolungo (Rome, Italy). The study was organized in two stages. A first stage, in which small fragments of these painted specimens were embedded in resin to obtain polished a...
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The goal of this study is to evaluate the alteration of different pictorial layers, as resulting from the combination of different supports, pigments and binders, according to different irradiation times. Starting from the collected information (i.e. hypercube) chemometric techniques have been utilized to extract and handle pictorial layers informa...
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Il progetto di recupero e conservazione del complesso archeologico della Villa Romana del Casale (Piazza Armerina, Enna), avviato nel 2007 e ultimato nel 2012 - a cura del Centro Regionale per la Progettazione e il Restauro di Palermo (C.R.P.R.), ha previsto, tra le tecniche diagnostiche per il monitoraggio dell’intervento, l’acquisizione di misure...
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During the restoration work of the famous Busto di Gentildonna, known as Eleonora d’Aragona (by Francesco Laurana, 15th century), belonging to the Renaissance statuary collection of the Regional Gallery of Sicily Abatellis Palace in Palermo (Italy), archaeometric studies have been carried out to investigate the evidence of original colour layers. T...
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The use of Hyper-Spectral Imaging (HSI) as a diagnostic tool in the field of cultural heritage is of great interest presenting high potentialities. This analysis, in fact, is non-destructive, non-invasive and portable. Furthermore, the possibility to couple hyperspectral data with chemometric techniques allows getting qualitative and/or quantitativ...
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The “NAPUS” (a New Approach for the Public Understanding of Science based on cultural heritage conservation) pilot project is aiming at promoting the public understanding of science in primary school through didactic experiences and laboratories that link basic science principles to those concerning the conservation of cultural heritage. NAPUS repr...
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The “NAPUS” (a New Approach for the Public Understanding of Science based on cultural heritage conservation) pilot project is aiming at promoting the public understanding of science in primary school through didactic experiences and laboratories that link basic science principles to those concerning the conservation of cultural heritage. NAPUS repr...
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Preliminarily to the restoration of the painted Psalter (most likely attributed to XVIIIth century up until then) coming from the rich collection of musical instruments belonging to the Teatro Massimo in Palermo, a non-invasive optical diagnostics was carried out (diagnostics campaign and restoration by the Centro Regionale per la Progettazione e i...
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Most of the artworks constituting the collection of Renaissance statuary of Abatellis Palace in Palermo (Sicily) show evidence of colour layers and fragments of gold foil that probably once covered the whole marble surface. The restoration of some of these statues has allowed to carry out archaeometric studies about the painting technique and to hi...
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p>Il 28 maggio 1606 Michelangelo Merisi fugge da Roma dove non fará mai piú ritorno; l’ultimo duello gli è costato la condanna a morte. Iniziano per lui gli anni della latitanza, anni che trascorrerá tra Napoli, Malta e la Sicilia. Nel suo passaggio in Sicilia, Caravaggio realizza dipinti di eccezionale qualitá, sicuramente tra i piú belli della su...
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Il Gruppo del Colore (GdC) nasce nel 2004 come evoluzione del Gruppo di Lavoro in Colorimetria e Reflectoscopia, della Società Italiana di Ottica e Fotonica (SIOF). In occasione del VII Convegno annuale di Colorimetria, tenutosi presso l'Università degli Studi di Parma nel 2004, su iniziativa di Claudio Oleari e Alessandro Rizzi, viene deciso di am...
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Il Centro Regionale per la Progettazione ed il Restauro di Palermo della Regione Siciliana (C.R.P.R.), su incarico della Soprintendenza per i Beni Culturali e Ambientali di Enna, ha condotto lo studio diagnostico del soffitto ligneo dipinto della Cattedrale di Nicosia, nell'ambito del “Progetto di consolidamento e restauro della Cattedrale e messa...
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In the past the unsuitable choices made when choosing products to be used for conservation actions related to artefacts of historic-artistic interest were mainly due to wrong assessments. More specifically this means: insufficient determination of the structure-aspect relation which characterises the original materials that make up the artefacts; i...
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Nel marzo del 2007 hanno avuto inizio i lavori di restauro della Villa Romana del Casale di Piazza Armerina (En). Il progetto di recupero e conservazione della Villa, curato dal Centro Regionale per la Progettazione e il Restauro di Palermo (C.R.P.R.), prevede interventi non solo sulle coperture, sulle strutture murarie e sul contesto ambientale, m...
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Il III Convegno Internazionale di Studi La Materia e i Segni della Storia “Scienza e Patrimonio Culturale nel Mediterraneo”. Diagnostica e Conservazione: esperienze e proposte per una Carta del Rischio, tenutosi a Palermo dal 18 al 21 ottobre 2007, ha rappresentato un significativo momento di incontro, riflessione e aggiornamento per tutti i partec...