Maria Bartoli

L'autrice: Maria Bartoli

Restauratrice formata presso l’I.S.C.R. di Roma, si è occupata a lungo di conservazione di superfici dipinte, intonaci, stucchi e materiali lapidei. Funzionario della SSBAR, dal 1994 ha la responsabilità della Sezione opere musive all’interno del Settore Restauro I MNR. Nel 2010 è entrata a far parte dello staff tecnico della Domus Aurea. Conservator trained at ISCR in Rome, she has many years of work-experience on the conservation of painted surfaces, plasterwork, stucco and stone materials. Working at SSBAR, since 1994 she has been responsible for the Mosaics section within the Conservation Sector I MNR. In 2010, she became a member of the Domus Aurea’s technical staff.

Start of the intervention in room 41: inspection on scaffolding

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On 12 December 2012, after completing the erection of scaffolding in Room 41, we were able to make an inspection during which, through close-up observation, we evaluated the state of conservation of structures and decorations.

We decided to make this a case study for the blog, taking readers through the phases of analysis, decision-making and consolidation work.

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Consolidation work in the east wing

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From 2006, the East Wing of the Domus Aurea, centred around the famous Octagonal Room, was the site of works undertaken by the Commissioner appointed to urgently secure the Domus Aurea by Directive no. 3541 of the Presidency of the Council of Ministers of 18 August 2006. After a research and planning phase, the first consolidation interventions (1st batch) began in 2010. These works, directed by the Commissioner L. Marchetti, entailed consolidating vertical walls and jack arches, alongside structural and microclimatic monitoring, concentrated in the East Wing of the monument. With the Directive of the Presidency of the Council of Ministers no. 4017 of 25 April 2012 the state of emergency ceased and responsibility for the whole monument and its management, with the remaining funds, was returned to the Soprintendenza Speciale per i Beni Archeologici di Roma, which in the meantime had continued to work in the West Wing as well as acting to safeguard the monument.

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