Naples, Santa Chiara cloister, riggiole designed by Domenico Antonio Vaccaro
Thursday June 16th, 2016
Arch. Domenico Antonio Vaccaro, Donato and Giuseppe Massa potters
Naples, Santa Chiara Monastery
Superintendence for the Artistic and Historical Heritage of Naples – Dr. Annachiara Alabiso
PERIOD OF INTERVENTION:
The works were carried out in several batches from 1987 to 2000
In the years 1982/86 the Cloister was studied for the identification of the causes of degradation, for the design of structural works required to eliminate or minimize the presence of water in decorative apparatus of the support walls and in order to implement the most suitable restoration techniques.
In 1987 began the work aimed at the conservation treatments and restoration.
A sequence of interventions have been leading up to the rehabilitation work, also in order to offer protection to the tiles in the drying stages. In a second phase have been developed the cleaning and removal system of the scale, a fixing system related to the lifted glaze and a reintegration one, keeping an eye on the need for an accurate work which has to be done on a large-scale surface.
The actual works of restoration were begun after the first years of experimentation, and the continued in subsequent batches to allow a correct sequence of operations and to understand the drying time needed.
By the time the protection operations have been optimized, along with the mechanical cleaning from scales, the consolidation in depth before and in surface after, to which were followed the choices of reintegration and aesthetic presentation of the gaps made in accordance with the D.L. The result of the preliminary studies and the method of work were published in the magazine n Kermes. 18, 1993 Nardini Editor by Alessandra Risolo and in Materials and Structures year I, number 2, 1991 The herm of Bertschneider, edited by G.Torraca, P.Mora, P.P. Rossi.