Università Ca' Foscari Venezia
Chiara Piva is researcher at Ca’ Foscari University (L-ART/04). She graduated in Modern Art History at “La Sapienza” University of Rome (1998) and took her PhD at Roma TRE University in Storia e conservazione dell’oggetto d’arte e d’architettura (2003). She deals with the history and theory of restoration and its implications as regards museology and the history of art criticism. Since its foundation (1998) she has taken part in the creation and implementation of the Archivio Storico Nazionale e Bancadati dei Restauratori Italiani, the first national computerised database on the history of restorers (promoted by “La Sapienza” University of Rome, by the Istituto Centrale per il Restauro and by the Associazione Giovanni Secco Suardo) and now she is a member of Scientific Committee.rnShe published a monograph on the restoration workshop of ancient sculpture in Pio-Clementine Museum (Restituire l’antichità, Quasar, Roma 2007) and several studies on the theory of restoration in the Eighteenth century.rnShe was invited as a speaker at many national and international conferences on topics of the history of restoration and museology, including “Il corpo dello stile. Cultura e lettura del restauro nelle esperienze contemporanee” (Rome 2004); “Gli uomini e le cose. Figure di restauratori e casi di restauro in Italia fra il XVIII e il XX secolo” (Nales 2007) e “Restaurer les oeuvres d'art: acteurs et pratiques” (Paris 2009).rnAt the University of Venice she applied her research skills in the Venetian reality, investigating the figure of Anton Maria Zanetti and the debate on the protection and restoration of paintings during the eighteenth century in Venice.