Centro di Conservazione Archeologica
CCA, Centro di Conservazione Archeologica is a private firm operating on public commission in the field of conservation of monuments, works of art and archaeological sites. It was founded in 1982 by graduates of the Istituto Centrale per il Restauro (now Istituto Superiore per la Conservazione ed il Restauro, ISCR), as a highly specialized professional venture.
In 35 years of activity, CCA has carried out over 50 interventions on monuments of significant historical value, held professional training courses in several different countries, and published more than 80 technical articles in 8 different languages. It works regularly with international institutions for the conservation and safeguarding of cultural heritage: ICCROM, ISCR, UNESCO, UNDP, the Getty Conservation Institute (GCI), the Getty Foundation, and the Packard Humanities Institute (PHI).
In its work, CCA applies the methodological principles of preventive conservation and conservation in situ. From the beginning of its activity, it has developed and encouraged the use of traditional techniques and materials in conservation. In particular, since 1987 CCA has promoted the use of lime mortar as the main material for conservation in situ of mosaics, plasters, wall paintings and wall structures.
CCA's conservation projects have always been open to the public and the media, and are aimed at sharing information. In 2004, at Bilbao, it received the Keck Award of the London-based International Institute for Conservation (IIC) for the best public information project, "Open for Restoration -The Conservation of the Centaurs of the Capitoline Museum of Rome."
Director of CCA,
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