“With Heritage Preservation Lab, a new specialist sector dedicated to Restoration and Conservation, we are developing a major training project which will involve the world’s greatest restorers, who use nanotechnology. Our mission is to combine synergies and experiences to give future to our World Heritage, therefore technical figures are increasingly needed, suited to the experimentation and use of new technologies, in the conservation and safety of artistic assets. There is a need for high professional training in step with the times which will certainly give ample space for professional integration “. According to Sabrina Zuccalà, President of the nanotechnology research laboratory “4ward 360”, after having received the “Villa Sormani Art and Culture Award” in Missaglia in the province of Lecco, for merits in scientific research, as highlighted in the motivation of the award ” Zuccalà is the story of an innovative, visionary and far-sighted woman who believes in the scientific potential of nanotechnology: the brand of the laboratory was born from an original idea that anticipates the needs of the economic market, becoming a reference point for the conservation of the historical heritage of the assets. Cultural and Unesco “. “We have always been very committed to preserving Cultural Heritage in the world – she explains Zuccalà – it is now our essential vocation. Ours is a social mission, an important step in promoting our cultural excellence abroad. Thanks to nano matter we can attract investors and develop innovative cultural tourism projects to increase the economy and employment of our territories, especially in small villages, so rich in beauty and cultural heritage but abandoned due to the distance from the decision-making centers. of power. After the applications in nanotechnology performed on the Terracotta Army in China, those on the Marausa Naval Wreck, and this on the statue of Sant’Oronzo in Lecce, we are always trying to improve research on nanomaterials to be increasingly performing on Cultural Heritage , which represent our history and our identity, and are the strong point of cultural tourism “. “While all the current products on the market are standardized, of an industrial nature, and applied regardless of the type and characteristics of the surface being treated, – concludes Zuccalà – the nanotechnological formulation by us will be created ad-hoc, based on the expressed need of the client. , as well as according to the specific characteristics of the treated material surface. By focusing on innovation, research, training and diversified materials, we can build the future of our Cultural Heritage “.
Welcome! Log into your account
Recover your password
A password will be e-mailed to you.