A conservator of book and paper-based art objects, Nenad Jovanovic has worked for clients around the world such as regional and national libraries and archives.
Nenad Jovanovic teaches Conservation: Books, Manuscripts, Art on Paper at SACI, and began teaching for SACI in 2000. He has worked in a private practice in Florence, as well as in Jerusalem and Tokyo, and his clients have included regional and national libraries and archives. His conservation work has included prints, drawing, watercolors, maps, large format materials, archival materials, and books and bookbinding, and he has worked in collections care concerning the storage, packing, and handling of art objects.
Nenad Jovanovic received his degree from Belgrade University, followed by the Istituto per l’Arte e il Restauro Palazzo Spinelli.
My main goal is to teach students to restore paper, books, manuscripts, and parchment. It is important that students, in addition to studying, also work hands-on in the studio and develop their sensorial competency and manual skills. I teach them the techniques to restore paper and bind books, ethical principles, and physical and chemical properties of the paper. Conservation must be reversible, evident, and done at the minimum necessary level. I try to support students in every way that can help them learn and enjoy Italian culture.