Roberto Nardi received his degrees in archaeology from the University of Rome, and in conservation of archaeological materials from the Istituto Centrale per il Restauro, Rome. In 1982 he founded the Centro di Conservazione Archeologica (CCA), a private company carrying out public commissions in the field of conservation of ancient monuments and archaeological sites. He has directed over 50 projects and courses in 14 countries, including the Arch of Septimius Severus and the Temple of Vespasian in the Roman Forum, the roman town of Zeugma, Turkey, the mural paintings of the Madrasa Amiriya in Yemen, and the mosaic of Saint Catherine in Sinai. He has developed projects for the Getty Conservation Institute and for the Packard Humanities Institute, with special reference to mosaics conservation. He has published 80 technical articles and served as an Associate Professor at the International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Heritage (ICCROM). He is a Fellow of the International Institute for Conservation (IIC), and vice president of the International Committee for the Conservation of Mosaics (ICCM). Roberto Nardi is a Kress Lecturer at the American Institute of Archaeology for 2010/2011.