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Restoration of the Chapel of Santa Maria della Rotonda

Restoration of the Chapel of Santa Maria della Rotonda involved:

  • Plasterwork
    Finding the original colours of the plasterwork which were painted in lime and then covered by layers of various colours; cleaning these; revealing parts of the original plasterwork and consolidating parts that had become detached from the support wall; mechanical removal of unnecessary old plaster and finishings.
    A chemical barrier to eliminate rising damp was inserted into the walls with low-pressure injections of resin.
  • The ceiling
    Restoration of the decorated surface of the ceiling by preventative fixing of the painted surface, desalination of the fresco, cleaning the painted layer, consolidation, careful plastering and completion of pictorial restoration. Notes on methods
  • Terracotta brick floor
    Cleaning with neutral detergent and conservation treatment of the whole surface.