About Us

Our restoration business has benn operating for more than 20 years, in that time we have developed an outstanding versatility on how to confront restoration problems and to successfully take care of the many aspeets in our work.

We are able to engage in a vast and professional consultationin the field of restoring paintings on canvas and also wood parets, sculptures, frames, frescos, decoration ornaments and stone work taking care of the many pratical and logistical aspects.

We are more than happy to take on all of your requests and to respond with the utmost discretion and trustworthiness.

Eleonora Banci

1993-94 - Collaboration with the Rossi Studio and the Migliorini Studio; for the later was provided assistance and substitute teaching for the restoration courses organized by the SPS Centre. Collaboration with the Rossi Studio for the aesthetic restoration of paintings coming from the Superintendence of Florence and Siena, the Uffizi Gallery, the Civic Museums, Marchi Foundation, private collections including: Cabianca, Induno, Gordigiani, Landi, Van der Brach and many more.

1994/96 - Collaboration with the Giovannini studio in Florence for the conservative and aesthetic restoration of many paintings from the sixteenth to the twentieth century including Ingres, Induno, Sirani, Ricci, Mario de’ Fiori, Caffi, Panini, Acquavella, P. Da Cortona, Sisto Badalocchio, Reni, Hayez, Fontebasso, Corcos, M. Preti, Vermeer, Courtoix , Sirani, L.Giordano, Solimena and many others. For the Leone studio was provided assistance and substitute teaching for the updating and specialization courses in painting restoration kept in the laboratory.

1995/96 - Collaboration in conservative and aesthetic restoration of a cycle of paintings from the Superintendence of Siena (Parishes of Petroio, Castel Muzio e Pienza) including Artemio Vanni, Friar Bartolomeo and others under the direction of Dr Alessi.

1997/2000 - Collaborates with the restorer G. Leone and conducts an intense personal activity including the conservative and aesthetic restoration of an oil painting on canvas Pietro Marchesini representing S. Jacopo, around 1730 currently relocated inside the Church of S. Francesco in Pistoia under the direction of Dr Simari.

2001 - Collaboration at the Museum “Marino Marini” in Pistoia as an appraiser conservator and expert in painting techniques for testing and analysing of alleged fake artworks. Conservative and aesthetic restoration of an oil painting on canvas representing San Filippo Neri that appears to a disciple coming from the Church of the SS. Prospero and Filippo, PT under the direction of Dr Simari.

2002 - Opening of my own restoration workshop in Pistoia (P.zza Spirito Santo, 13 - Palazzo Pallavicini-Rospigliosi).

2002/2005 - Conservative and aesthetic restoration of the wooden pulpit of the ebonist Dolfi, first half of the XVIII century and of 2 oil paintings on canvas of the painter Bilivert located inside the Church of SS. Prospero and Filippo Pistoia. Direction of Dr. Nannelli first and then Dr. Caneva. Conservative and aesthetic restoration of stone, tiles and wooden choir inside the dome of the Church of the Madonna of Humility (Madonna dell’Umiltà), Pt under the direction of Dr. Grifoni. For the Marino Marini Museum, it is recovered a work of the artist representing Composizione di elementi (Composition of elements), 1965 mixed technique on paper under the direction of Dr. Simari. Conservative and aesthetic restoration of the entire collection of paintings, drawings and tempera of Carlo Contini (1903-1970) in collaboration with the restorer Julie Guilmette (FI) for works with paper support.

2006/2008 - Numerous restoration works on canvas and board paintings from private collections. Conservative and aesthetic restoration of the sixteenth and eighteenth-century decorations of Castel Cellesi, Pistoia. Restoration of a polychrome bas-relief in chalk representing Madonna with a child, second half of the 15th century attributed to Benedetto da Majano. Private collection. Conservative and aesthetic restoration of a table oil painting from the second half of the 16th century representing Cleopatra by Leonardo Grazia called "da Pistoia". Private collection. Conservative and aesthetic restoration of a table tempera painting of the second half of the 16th century from Sebastiano Vini representing The birth of the Virgin coming from the Church of S. Vitale in Pistoia under the direction of Dr Caneva and Dr. Masdea. Conservative and aesthetic restoration of a decorated cane organ from the Church of Sarripoli at Lorenzini Company, Montemurlo, (PO).

2009 - Restoration of stone elements and decorations in the inner court of Palazzo Ganucci-Cancellieri, Via Curtatone and Montanara, Pistoia under the direction of Dr. Tesi. Transfer of my workshop to Carducci 34, Pistoia.

2010 - Assignment of conservative and aesthetic restoration of an oil canvas painting by unknown (presumably dating back to 1700) representing the Virgin with the Child among Saints, Visitation Chapel, St. Matthew's Church, Saint Mommè, Pistoia.

2011 - Conservative and aesthetic restoration of all the stone elements and plasterworks of the palace in C.so Gramsci 8, Pistoia. Directed by Dr. Tesi. Conservative and aesthetic restoration of the columns in fake marble of the atrium of Teatro Manzoni, C.so Gramsci, Pistoia. Aesthetic restoration of a decorated cane organ from the Florence Cathedral, at Lorenzini Company, Montemurlo (PO). Conservative and aesthetic restoration of the serene stone portal of Palazzo Tonti, Via della Madonna 67, Pistoia. Conservative and aesthetic restoration of frescoes in the Chiesa Beata vergine d’Itria - Orani (NU) on behalf of the Company Rangoni Basilio-Scandicci (FI) with the task of Construction Manager. The cross vault and the side walls in the presbytery and 2 of the 4 chapels of the nave. Direction of work Dr. Dettori.

2012 - Expertise, technical advice and cleaning essays for the identification of frescoes or antique decorations inside a property in C.so Gramsci 48, Pistoia under the direction of Dr. Tesi. Aesthetic restoration of an oil painting on canvas from St. Antonino Church in Floridia (SR), representing S. Antonio Abate and S. Isidoro Agricola, 187x270cm, at the Company Scariolo, Syracuse. Director of work Dr. Fasanaro.

2013 - Conservative and aesthetic restoration of an oil painting of 1800s representing S. Leonardo da Porto Maurizio, 120x115 cm from the Church of S. Rocco, Pistoia. Restoration of the stone elements on the facade of Palazzo Camici, Corso Fedi, Pistoia. Directed by Dr. Tesi. Collaboration on the restoration of the stone parts inside the Church of the SS. Maria e Biagio, Piuvica, Pistoia - Direction of work Dr. Tesi.

2014 - Conservative restoration of stone elements inside the Garden of Villone Puccini, Pistoia – Directed by Dr. Tesi. Collaboration with the Company Leone for the aesthetic restoration of a fresco representing the Savoia’s Coat-of-Arms located on the facade of Palazzo Ducezio a Noto (SR). Directed by Dr. Vella. Conservative and aesthetic restoration of the painted and golden stucco arch, Chapel of the Santissimo, Church Catedrale di Pistoia. Director of work Dr. Masdea. Conservative and aesthetic restoration of an oil painting on canvas representing Madonna with Child and Saints from 1600, Church of Sarripoli, Pistoia. Directed by Dr. Masdea.

2015 - Conservative and aesthetic restoration of the stone elements that form the north entrance of Villa Rospigliosi, Spicchio, Lamporecchio, Pistoia including the marble coat-of-arms above the portal. Director of work Dr. Veloci. Conservative and aesthetic restoration of the stone elements that form the southern entrance of Villa Rospigliosi, Spicchio, Lamporecchio, Pistoia including the marble coat-of-arms above the portal. Director of work Dr. Veloci. Conservative restoration of the ceiling decorative apparatus and aesthetic restoration of the upper parietal decorations of the Church of S. Maria Assunta in S. Rocco, Pistoia. Director of work Dr. Masdea and Dr. Tesi.
Participation in the National Call for Restoration Qualification.

2016 - Aesthetic restoration of the parietal decorations inside Villa Rospigliosi, Spicchio, Lamporecchio: Main hall (second floor) and the two lateral rooms adjacent to the same. First intervention on the facade of the Church of S. Maria Assunta in S. Rocco, Pistoia. Conservative restoration of stone elements and aesthetic restoration of the painted lunette. Director of work Dr. Masdea and Dr. Tesi. I welcome in my studio no. 3 trainees (stage) from the Pistoia Artistic High School and two Irish interns through the CNA project