An art conservator specialized in the history of conservation and collecting between the 19th and 20th centuries, Alice Parri has published numerous articles and essays on art history and conservation.
Alice Parri teaches Art Conservation at SACI and began as a Conservation Department Teaching Assistant at SACI in 2014. She received several post-graduate scholarships and a three-year grant at the Scuola Normale Superiore of Pisa to study the decay of Italy’s art and architectural cultural heritage. She was chosen to complete a one-year conservator traineeship at Techno-Rest-Art Studio, Florence, in which she focused on the restoration of Baroque paintings. Since 2008, she has also been an “Educator” in various Tuscan museums and a curator of educational projects and programs. She has restored numerous paintings and sculptures under the direction of Dr. Roberta Lapucci.
In 2019, in collaboration with the U.S. Consulate General Florence for the 200th anniversary of the Consulate’s establishment in Florence, Alice Parri and Maria Antonia Rinaldi led SACI’s Art History Department in developing and publishing a guidebook for Palazzo Canevaro, the Consulate’s home in Florence.
Alice Parri has a Laurea with Honors in Art History, University of Pisa; Postgraduate Specialization in Art History and Conservation, University of Florence.
The best way to understand an artwork is to learn how to “read” it in its entirety, both its technical/structural aspects and its stylistic/aesthetic ones. To conserve an artwork means to respect all of its parts, including its history. Many rigorous principals guide the work of a restorer.
My aim is to transmit to students the ethics of the Italian restoration culture, providing them with the first indispensable tools needed to start a career as a conservator. The goal is to help students develop their tactile sensitivity and perceptual skills by using a hands-on practical and sensorial approach, combined with instruction on the history of conservation, from its origins to present day.