The Promotion of Cultural Heritage: Conservation, Restoration and Presentation of Archaeological Art and Artifacts in Sardinia, Italy

By: Lydia Stitsel '14

Advising Faculty: Joseph Alchermes

Italy's abundance of archaeological treasures inspired this investigation of the restorative treatments and display methods regarding cultural heritage. This independent study is largely based on the author's internship at the Centro di Conservazione e Restauro in Sassari, Sardinia. This paper, a synthesis of a personal experience in an Italian conservation lab and the cultural identity that has been built around archaeological artifacts, seeks to illuminate the importance of art restorations and conservation through the lens of Sardinian cultural identity.

Related Fields: Art History, Global/International, CISLA, Italian Studies