Conservation

Since its constitution, the Fondazione Torlonia has achieved numerous important results, including the restoration of the Parnassus fresco by Anton Raphael Mengs in the Villa’s great hall, the pictorial manifesto of the nascent Neoclassical style, as well as carrying out the restoration of over one-hundred sculptures housed in the Kaffeehaus over the last three years. Beside these works, especially relevant to the Torlonia Collection, are the restorations of the Germanico bronze sculpture and recently, with the contribution of maison Bvlgari, the ninety sculptures selected to tour the world.



restauro dell’affresco del Parnaso

restauro dell’affresco del Parnaso

On the vault of the main salon of Villa Albani Torlonia we find the Parnassus, ‘the manifesto of neoclassical art’. The fresco where Anthon R. Mengs painted the new principles theorized by Johann Joachim Winckelmann.

restauro dell’affresco del Parnaso

On the vault of the main salon of Villa Albani Torlonia we find the Parnassus, ‘the manifesto of neoclassical art’. The fresco where Anthon R. Mengs painted the new principles theorized by Johann Joachim Winckelmann.

restauro del Germanico

The bronze sculpture representing Germanicus, the Roman military leader of the Julio-Claudian dynasty, is slightly larger than life. The restoration, carried out in 2016, represented a key moment in the protection and study of the sculpture, made using a lost-wax cast: a traditional technique for works of this size.

restauro del Germanico

restauro del Germanico

The bronze sculpture representing Germanicus, the Roman military leader of the Julio-Claudian dynasty, is slightly larger than life. The restoration, carried out in 2016, represented a key moment in the protection and study of the sculpture, made using a lost-wax cast: a traditional technique for works of this size.