Cristina Vazio, conservator and technical director of the CRISTINA VAZIO s.a.s.
She graduated in 1988 from the Higher Education School of Rome, Istiuto Superiore di Conservazione e Restauro (formerly Istituto Centrale del Restauro), in restoration of wall paintings, canvas, and panel artworks and restoration of stone materials and mosaics.
Since 1997, Cristina has been the owner of the eponymous company, based in Rome, Via Magalotti 8- 00197, and in possession of the S.O.A. certificate for the OS2A category.
She works for many Soprintendenze of the Ministry of Cultural Heritage in Italy, and with several international organizations in Italy and abroad. The team consists of two female restorers and cooperates in partnership with contractor conservators in case of challenging commissions. They also collaborate with independent professionals who are specialized in various aspects of conservation, such as graphic and photographic documentation; scientific investigations leading to detailed knowledge of artworks and their deterioration; construction efforts supporting the conservation of historical sites and buildings; environmental assessments and lighting of artworks; moving and packaging; or any unique project to assist with an intervention of restoration.
Cristina was born in Rome in 1963. In 1988, after upper secondary education in the scientific area, she graduated in 1988 from the Higher Education School of Rome, Istiuto Superiore di Conservazione e Restauro (formerly Istituto Centrale del Restauro), in restoration of wall paintings, canvas, and panel artworks. In 1989, she completed a further specialization in the restoration of stone materials and mosaics at the same institution.
In 2005 she gradueted from Artistic Hstorical Science at University “La Sapienza” in Rome.
Cristina went on to complete several refresher courses covering cleaning of artifacts and cognitive diagnosis techniques.
She has published papers in Italian and foreign academic journals on her numerous projects (some of which are forthcoming) and has been invited to participate in several conservation-related conferences.
In addition to these accomplishments, Cristina has also conducted educational and teaching seminars for the Istituto Superiore di Conservazione e Restauro di Roma.
She has participated in several competitions for restoration and development projects of sites of particular historic and artistic interest as well.
After 8 years operating as an individual entity who occasionally collaborated with other conservators, Cristina founded the CRISTINA VAZIO s.a.s in 1997.
She has since had the privilege to work with professors Laura and Paolo Mora on the restoration of wall paintings in the tomb of Nefertari in Luxor, Egypt. They have also worked as a team on many other conservation projects, such as the French and U.S. Embassy in Rome and the Benetton Group s.p.a. in Veneto.
Cristina has worked for the American Research Center (ARCE) in Luxor, Egypt, for the restoration project of the paintings in the tomb of Seti I in the Valley of Kings, and more recently for the restoration work on paintings in the temple of Khonsu at Karnak.
Finally, she has worked for many years with the Soprintendenza Speciale per il Colosseo, the Museo Nazionale Romano and the Archaeological Area of Rome, and with the International Organization World Monument Fund (WMF), who constitutes one of the major financial contributors for some of the projects listed above.
Laura was born in Rome in 1966. After her upper secondary education in classical studies, she graduated in 1997 from the Higher Education School of Rome, Istituto Superiore di Conservazione e Restauro (formerly Istituto Centrale del Restauro), in restoration of wall paintings, canvas, and panel artworks. In 1998, she completed a further specialization in the restoration of stone materials and mosaics at the same institution.
Over the course of her career, she has attended refresher courses on the consolidation of wall paintings, various conferences on the discipline, and published papers on her completed works in Italian as well as in international academic journals.
She worked for several years as independent conservator in Italy and abroad who often collaborated with other restoration and conservation companies, among them the Cristina Vazio s.a.s.
Since 2006 she joined the company in a permanent capacity. She has offered crucial contributions to the organization in this role, especially with particularly challenging interventions. This is in large part to her vast experience and deep knowledge that was gained over the years.
Maddalena was born in Boscoreale, Napoli, in 1963. After her upper secondary artistic education, she completed a course in restoration of paintings at the Regional Professional School “Artigianato Arte Restauro” in Rome from 1985 to 1987. She obtained the status of Conservator in accordance with Article 182 of Legislative Decree No. 42 of 22/01/2004.
She has worked for several years as conservator for various restoration and conservation companies specializing in restoration of paintings and stone materials. She has participated in various restoration projects, such as archaeological sites of high artistic and historic value.
Since 1999 she has joined the Cristina Vazio s.a.s. and participated to the restoration projects of the company in Italy and abroad. She has contributed with continuity and has offered her experience in challenging interventions.