Sarah Cascone: Artnet

For nearly 30 years, conservators Valeria Merlini and Daniela Storti have worked to restore some of art history’s greatest treasures, notably staging the first open conservation project in Italy with their in situ work on Caravaggio’s The Pilgrims’ Madonna in the Church of Sant’Agostino in Rome in 1999.

Now, for the first time, art lovers have the chance to step into the pair’s Roman lab, where an all-female team works painstakingly to preserve paintings that are hundreds of years old. …Read More

Pictured: restorer and technician Chiara Scognamiglio retouching a painting. Photo courtesy of Studio Merlini Storti

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