IRSA invited to technological research on the Portrait of Clement X Altieri
by Giovanni Lorenzo Bernini

IRSA Institute was invited to the technological research carried out on the “Portrait of Clement X Altieri” medal by Giovanni Lorenzo Bernini at the American Academy in Berlin as part of the “Technical Study of Bernini’s Bronzes: Art History, Conservation, Material Science” project.

This is a collaborative multi-disciplinary project undertaking a comprehensive technical study of works cast in bronze based on Bernini’s models. The research is organosed by the Getty Center in Los Angeles, Bibliotheca Hertziana – Max Planck Institute for Art History in Rome, and the University of Toronto.

Research participants: Evonne Levy (Distinguished Professor of Early Modern Art at the University of Toronto), Lisa Ellis (Conservator of Sculpture and Decorative Arts at the Art Gallery of Ontario in Toronto and Adjunct Professor in the Department of Art History at the University of Toronto), Jane Bassett (Head and Conservator of Decorative Arts and Sculpture at the J. Paul Getty Museum), Enrico Fontolan (Bibliotheca Hertziana – Max Planck Institute for Art History), Józef Grabski (IRSA).