An important conference was held at the Pinacoteca di Brera within the programme of EXPO 2015. The event, which was open to the public, was organised by the Cologni Foundation together with the Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Tourism (MiBACT). The theme of the conference was the culture and methodology of conservation and restoration in the fields of design and art. This was the third appointment in the cycle #ConservareperRicordare, a series of nine lectures on Italian excellence organised by the MiBACT at the Pinacoteca di Brera.

The round table was moderated by Pier Luigi Vercesi, Editor-in-Chief of Sette magazine.

Speakers included:

Maria Cristina Misiti, Director of the Istituto Centrale per il Restauro e la Conservazione del Patrimonio Archivistico e Librario

Franco Cologni, President of the Cologni Foundation for the Métiers d’Art

Annamaria Giovagnoli, Vice Director of the Scuola di Alta Formazione Istituto Superiore per la Conservazione ed il Restauro

Letizia Montalbano, Director of the Scuola di Alta Formazione Opificio delle Pietre Dure

Isabella Villafranca Soissons, Director of Open Care’s Department for Conservation and Restoration

Cesare De Michelis, President of Marsilio Editori

Alberto Cavalli, Director of the Cologni Foundation for the Métiers d’Art

Giampiero Brovedani, Director of the Scuola Mosaicisti del Friuli

Rosa Maria Villani, Coordinator of the Scuola dell’Arte della Medaglia

Ettore Mocchetti, architect and Editorial Advisor of AD Architectural Digest

Beppe Finessi, historian of applied arts and design

Virginia Villa, Director of the Violin Museum of Cremona

Paola Candiani, In charge of the Restoration and Conservation at FAI-Fondo Ambiente Italiano