An expert in archaeological and painting conservation techniques, Nora Marosi has worked as a restorer of liturgical and archaeological ceramic objects on the island of Elba and in Florence, and as a painting conservator in Havana, Cuba, and Florence.
Nora Marosi is the Conservation Area Head at SACI and teaches Conservation and Conservation of Archaeological Artifacts. Her recent work focuses on the resotration of Etruscan and Roman artifacts and objects excavated from Picenian tombs.
From 2010 to 2016, she led the SACI Conservation department in a 6-year restoration of 300 artifacts excavated from two wells in Cetemura del Chianti in collaboration with Florida State University for the exhibition “Wells of Wonders” at the National Museum of Archaeology in Florence from June 9th – September 30th, 2017.
Nora Marosi has an MA with Distinction in Preventive Conservation, Northumbria University, Newcastle, UK; Laurea with Honoros, University of Tuscia, Viterbo, italy; Two-Year Diploma in Art Conservation, Studio Arts College International. Her theis at the University of Tuscia was on integration techniques for pictorial restoration.
My aim is to guide SACI students as they restore Roman, Etruscan, and other artifacts and conserve a range of paintings from Italy's rich cultural heritage. In the conservation classes I teach—as in all SACI conservation classes—a "hands-on" approach is emphasized. For me, it's important that SACI students not only have a unique opportunity to restore and conserve important artworks and artifacts—an opportunity that few would have elsewhere—but that they also gain a thorough grounding in traditional Italian conservation techniques. As a Hungarian citizen who for years has studied art restoration and worked as a conservator in Italy, I can well understand the challenges encountered by those studying in a foreign country. I try to support students in every way that I can—by helping them to communicate effectively with conservators whose native language is not English; by encouraging them to analyze and absorb information critical to an understanding of contemporary conservation techniques; by assisting them in overcoming their fears in working with priceless artworks and ancient objects. My hope is that students will both enjoy working as conservators and come to appreciate fully the responsibilities undertaken by those who seek to preserve traces of the past for the enrichment of future generations.