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Firenze, October 12, 2021
I'm so pleased to inform you that the restoration and conservation of Giambologna's 1578 masterpiece, Carita, at the SS Annunziata in Florence is finally completed after a 7 month's labour of love providing the three wonderful women restorers Emanuela, Paola and Francesca an opportunity to explore and learn while bringing the fragile work of art back to all it's 16th century splendour. I am pleased to invite you to join us for a short private celebration at the SS Annunziata on October 23, 2021 from 12.30 until 14.00, where we will hear about and celebrate the work, enjoy music from our friends at the Mascarade Opera Foundation, and enjoy a small aperitivo in the beautiful cloister of the church. I look forward to seeing you then. Thereafter we will hold a public event alongside the Comune di Firenze to which you will all of course be welcome. All the best, Luke Olbrich. Founder of the Mircea Maria Gerard Foundation.
To date, thanks to the generous support of donors from around the world, we have completed three major restoration and conservation works around Florence. We now have two further major restoration projects which are now underway from January 2021.
We are also excited about the expansion of our support for new art conservation talent and the Mircea Art Restoration Studio Space, funded by the Foundation for new talent to learn and grow in the Bastioni Conservation Studio in Florence.
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Contact us to see how you can get involved supporting specific projects or just to learn more about art conservation. If you are an art conservator, you can also get involved, through the Association Bastioni, in undertaking projects with trained art conservators.