At the moment, the Restoration Archive is not accessible due to refurbishment works which should be carried out within the end of August 2023.
The Restoration Department preserves the records concerning the conservation of the artistic and historic heritage of the Museums and the territory from 1984 to date, in relation to its periods of jurisdiction.
It stores and allows fruition of certain special collections, consisting of photographic and paper archives, received as donations, such as the Guglielmo Galli and Leonetto Tintori collections. It hosts objects, scientific instruments, photographic plates, prints and artworks belonging to the Vermehren donation, which represents one of the first examples of “restoration museum”.
It produces, collects and organises administrative acts concerning the conservation of works of art. It preserves, files and updates curricula sent by external restorers.
It promotes and coordinates research, information and development initiatives in the conservation and restoration fields, in collaboration with the Restoration Laboratory.
It ensures consultation of the restoration archive by the public, providing guidance and assistance.
Wednesday (9 am-1.30 pm)
The opening complies with anti-Covid19 measures. At the entrance, visitors have to show their Green Pass (Covid certificate) or vaccination certificate or negative result of a rapid antigen-test alternatively, as per Legislative Decree 23 July 2021, no. 105.
Admission is allowed by appointment only. To make an appointment, please write to email@example.com. To ease the operations, please specify the topic research in the subject of the email.
RULES FOR ADMISSION AND CONSULTATION
Admission is allowed only via the Reception in via della Ninna 5, where the Uffizi staff is charged with taking the visitors' body temperature (which needs to be < 37.5 °C or 99.5°F).
Admission inside the archive is allowed to 1 person at a time. The use of face masks and gloves is mandatory. Users are expected to sign the policy form about the acknowledgment of the current anti-Covid19 measures. Only the staff provided with face masks is in charge of handing in the requested material. Once consulted, the material will be locked down for at least 7 days and will not therefore be immediately available for further surveys. It is not allowed to make copies of the documents.
Addictional anti-epidemic measures apply within the Uffizi Galleries, that is, mandatory interpersonal distance of at least 1,80m; mandatory use of face masks; no gatherings; no admission in case of a fever above 37.5°C (or 99.5°F). The Uffizi Galleries’ staff may thus take visitors’ temperature or asks them to self-certify their health condition. Frequent handwashing is recommended.
Ufficio Restauri (Restoration Department)
Via Lambertesca 6, 50122 Firenze
(+39) 055 2388664