PhD Student

PhD program:: XXXV
email: daphne.deluca@uniurb.it

supervisor: prof. Michel Hochmann e prof. Massimo Moretti
joint PhD: Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes EPHE-PSL, Paris


Daphne De Luca is conservator-restorer (graduated at the ICR of Roma -Istituto Centrale per il Restauro di Roma and at the University of Tuscia, Viterbo), Art historian (graduated at University La Sapienza of Roma), PhD (at EPHE-PSL École Pratique des Hautes Études of Paris in coo supervision with University La Sapienza of Roma). She is actually Professor of Conservation and Restoration of the Cultural heritage (from 2008) and Research fellow (from 2018) at the University Carlo Bo of Urbino. From 2016 to 2020 she taught Technical Art History at University of Roma Tre.
Since 2001 she has been running a private studio for Conservation and Restoration of art works and a private restoration laboratory. Among her works: several masterpieces of Giotto, Maratta Guercino, Capogrossi, Crivelli, De Pisis, Xavier Bueno ecc.; Royal Palace (Milan); Vatican Museums (Vatican City); Villa Farnesina (Farnese Palace, French embassy in Rome); Barberini Palace (Rome); Doria Pamphilj Palace (Rome); Venice Palace (Rome); archaeological sites of Pompei and Tarquinia ecc.
Her research concerning the study of the artistic techniques and the organization of yards and workshops in the Middle Ages and in the Renaissance. In close collaboration with numerous institutions of renowned reputation, she is responsible or co-responsible for research projects dedicated to the study of the executive techniques of works of art (including works by Crivelli, Barocci, Capogrossi, Rubens, Guttuso, De Carolis etc.) and the materials used in the field of restoration.
She is the author of numerous essays and articles. Since 2011 she has been director of the series Lineamenti di Conservazione e Restauro and member of the editorial board of the journal «Progetto Restauro» (Il Prato). She took care of the proceedings of the study days I giovani e il Restauro. Le migliori tesi premiate (Il Prato 2016), she recently publisged the third edition of « manufatti dipinti su supporto tessile. Vademecum for restorers students» (Il Prato 2021) and a monograph on the painter Carlo Crivelli. Her last editorial initiative concerns the editing of the volumes «Sulle orme di Federico Barocci. Tecniche pittoriche ed eredità culturale» and «Le opere di Giuseppe Capogrossi alla Galleria d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea di Roma. Superfici 207, 538, 553: studi, indagini e restauri» (Tab 2021) This latest publication is the result of research carried out with the participation of numerous institutions and was selected in the ERHIS call of 2017. ´Project Crivelli, 2014-15´, initiated by her and carried out in conjunction with organisations from the Marche, culminated in the recent publication of a monogram on Carlo Crivelli (Edifir 2021). At the moment she is focusing on the Polyptychs of Crivelli in le Marche, and she is organising an international convention on the artist, planned for 2021.
Founding member and former vice-president of the Association ORA (Organizzazione Restauratori Alta-formazione), is a member of the Board of Directors of RSF (Restauratori Senza Frontiere) and the National Committee of Degrees in Conservation and Restoration.

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