BARBARA SALVADORI
(+39) 055 522 5418
(+39) 055 522 5403
salvadori@icvbc.cnr.it  

 

RESEARCH LINES  
 

Natural and artificial stone materials: study of decay, evaluation of consolidant and protective products, removal and control methods for biodeteriogens.

Corrosion and protection of metals: characterization of constituent materials and alteration products, development and evaluation of corrosion inhibitors and coatings, in particular for copper alloys and gilded bronze.

Materials in contemporary art: characterization of artistic patination on bronze artefacts.

Graffiti Vandalism on stone: evaluation of chemical and physical (laser) methods for cleaning.

Monitoring of artistic stone and metal surfaces through spectroscopic non-invasive techniques: characterization of alteration products and evaluation of efficacy and durability of conservation treatments.

CURRICULUM  
 

Master Degree in Chemistry (2000) and Ph.D. in Science for Conservation of Cultural Heritage (2005) at the University of Florence.

Since 2000, she has been carrying out research activities in the field of Cultural Heritage:

- 2000-2005 CSGI (Center for Colloid and Surface Science) - Department of Chemistry of the University of Florence

- 2005-2006 CNR - INO (Institute of National Optics), Florence

- 2005-2009 Opificio delle Pietre Dure, Florence

- 2007-2009 S.M.A.Art Centre (Scientific Methodologies Applied to Archaeology and Art), University of Perugia, Italy.

Since 2009, she is a researcher at CNR-ICVBC (permanent position since 2012).

 

She participates in European and National Projects:

- EU-ARTECH EU project “Access, Research and Technology for the conservation of the European Cultural Heritage” (2005-2009)

- ST@RT National Project “Science and Technology for the Artistic, Architectural and Arcaehological Cultural Heritage in Tuscany” (2008-2010)

- TeCon@BC National project “Innovative Technologies for the Conservation and Valorization of Cultural Heritage” (2010- 2012)

- IPERION CH EU Project “Integrated Platform for the European Research Infrastructure ON Culture Heritage” (2015-2018)

 

She is relator and co-relator of master theses.

She cooperates with competent authorities for the protection of cultural heritage, conservators and restoration companies, in the studies for the knowledge of materials and state of conservation of manufacts of historical interest in support to the restoration.

She is author and co-author of more than 50 scientific papers published in national and international Journals and Proceedings of Conferences.

 

RECENT
PUBLICATIONS
 
 
  1. P. Letardi, B. Salvadori, M. Galeotti, A. Cagnini, S. Porcinai, A. Santagostino Barbone, A. Sansonetti, An in-situ multi-analytical approach in the restoration of bronze artifacts, Microchemical Journal (2015), doi: 10.1016/j.microc.2015.11.018

  2. B. Salvadori, E. Cantisani, M. P. Colombini, C. G. R. Tognon. Painted fiberglass-reinforced contemporary sculpture: investigating composite materials, techniques and conservation using a multi-analytical approach. Applied Spectroscopy (2016) 70(1) Special Issue on Cultural Heritage, in press.

  3. M. Mascalchi, I. Osticioli, C. Riminesi, O. A. Cuzman, B. Salvadori, S. Siano. Preliminary investigation of combined laser and microwave treatment for stone biodeterioration. Studies in Conservation 2015, 60, Supplement 1, S19-27. doi: 10.1179/0039363015Z.000000000203

  4. Striova J., Salvadori B., Fontana R., Sansonetti A., Barucci M., Pampaloni E., Marconi E., Pezzati L., Colombini M.P., Optical and spectroscopic tools evaluating Er:YAG laser removal of shellac varnish. Stud. Conserv. 2015, 60, Supplement 1, S91-96 doi: 10.1179/0039363015Z.000000000213.

  5. L. Brambilla, A. Cagnini, S. Porcinai, B. Salvadori, S. Goidanich, L. Toniolo. Prospettive per l’inibizione della corrosione dei bronzi dorati. In: Il Paradiso ritrovato. Il restauro della Porta del Ghiberti. Capitolo 4 - La scienza in cantiere. A cura di Annamaria Giusti. Ed. Mandragora, 2015, 325-329.

  6. B. Salvadori, E. Cantisani, T. Bruni, A. Cagnini, M. Galeotti, S. Porcinai, A. Santagostino Barbone, C. Bonzanigo. Approccio multi-analitico per la caratterizzazione di patinature artistiche su opere in bronzo di epoca contemporanea. 31° Convegno Scienza e Beni Culturali: metalli in architettura. Conoscenza, conservazione e innovazione. Bressanone, 30 giugno - 3 luglio 2015. Pp. 241-252

  7. G. Giuntoli, L. Rosi, M. Frediani, B. Sacchi, B. Salvadori, S. Porcinai, P. Frediani. Novel coatings from renewable resources for the protection of bronzes. Progress in Organic Coatings 77 (4) (2014), 892-903, Doi :10.1016/j.porgcoat.2014.01.021.

  8. Salvadori B, Pinna D, Porcinai S. Performance evaluation of two protective treatments on salt-laden limestones and marble after natural and artificial weathering. Environmental Science and Pollution Research 2014, 21:1884–1896. DOI 10.1007/s11356-013-2032-z.

  9. B. Salvadori, E. Cantisani, C. G. R. Tognon, M. Nesi, A. Cagnini, M. Galeotti, S. Porcinai. Single- and multiple-layer coatings for bronze statuary: preliminary study and in situ evaluation after five-year outdoor exposure. Proceedings of the European Corrosion Congress EUROCORR 2014, Pisa, 8-12 Sept. 2014, O-7464.

  10. Pinna D., Salvadori B., Galeotti M. Monitoring the performance of innovative and traditional biocides mixed with consolidants and water-repellents for the prevention of biological growth on stone. Science of the Total Environment 423 (2012), 132-141. DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2012.02.012.

  11. A. Aldrovandi, A. Cagnini, C. Celi, M. Erbetti, M. Galeotti, C. Lalli, G. Lanterna, S. Porcinai, M. Rizzi, B. Salvadori, I. Tosini. Applicazioni della spettroscopia infrarossa portatile nella diagnostica e monitoraggio dei Beni Culturali: vantaggi e limiti. In: OPD Restauro, Centro Di, Firenze, 24 (2012) 57-70.

  12. Pinna D., Salvadori B., Porcinai S. Evaluation of the application conditions of artificial protection treatments on salt-laden limestones and marble. Construction and Building Materials (2011), 25 (5), 2723 – 2732. DOI: 10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2010.12.023.

  13. Agnoletti S., Brambilla L., Brini A., Cagnini A., Camaiti M., Celi C., Cetarini L., De Lapi R., Galeotti M., Goidanich S., Porcinai S., Salvadori B., Toniolo L. Formulati e metodologie per la pulitura e la protezione di superfici metalliche. ARKOS Scienza e Restauro 28 (2011) 34-37.