Visit by metal and precious stone restorer Dott. Sante Guido from the Istituto Centrale di Restauro, Rome will be visiting the Art Unit next week to give a credit course (AT331) to Art History students on the "Restoration of Bronzes and Pietre Dure". Dott. Guido is a renowned metal and precious stone restorer who was responsible for the restoration of the Marcus Aurelius equestrian statue in the Campidoglio in Rome as well as of the monstrance for the relic of St. John the Baptist in St. John's Co-Cathedral, Valletta.  Lectures will be in Italian and will take place in the New Lecture Hall, Faculty of Architecture & Engineering from Monday 15th to Friday 19th February between 10.00 - 12.00 with an afternoon session from 14.00 - 15.00 on the 15th and 17th February.  He will also be giving a public lecture entitled "Il restauro del grande reliquario del braccio di S. Giovanni Battista opera di Ciro Ferri" at the Italian Cultural Institute, Valletta on Thursday 18th at 18.00 February.

This is the compulsory course for all B.A., B.A.(Hons.) & M.A. Qualifying Art History Students, except Year 1 who are welcome to attend.  Staff and students from other Faculties as well as interested members of the general public are also welcome.

Communications Office
8 February, 1999