Nardi, R.


In: Preprints of the ICOM Committee for Conservation 11th Triennial meeting, Edinburgh, 1-6 September 1996. London: James & James, 805-809.

This paper presents the conservation program of the Atrium of the Capitoline Museum in Rome and of the collection of classical sculptures housed on the ground floor. The work was carried out leaving the site open to the public and various initiatives were organized to inform visitors. New equipment was specially designed for this project: planning, documentation, historic and archival research gave the required information to program the intervention. Cleaning was carried out using atomized water and mechanical tools; lime-based materials were used for consolidation, stuccoing and protection. Following the conservation intervention a maintenance program is currently being implemented.