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RECTO VERSO di Federica Delia

A paper, book and photograph conservation studio in Rome.

paper book photograph conservation

Federica Delia is a conservator qualified by the Italian Ministry of Culture.
Details about her work experience and education on paper, book and photograph conservation can be found in her curriculum. While some examples of her activities can be seen in the gallery.

After almost 15 years of experience, in January 2022 Federica Delia opened in Rome her own paper, book and photograph conservation studio, recto verso.
The name draws inspiration from the latin terms used in technical jargon to indicate the two surfaces of the paper – the recto or the “front” side of a paper leaf, and the verso or the “back” side of it. In Italian it may sound as a play on words, so it can be also interpreted as the hope of going in the right direction.

Contact: federica.delia@rectoversolab.it

Conservation services

recto verso is addressed to paper works, books and photographic objects.

The studio provides the following professional services:

  • Preventive conservation
  • Collection management
  • Conservation projects
  • Restoration treatments
  • Mounting of artworks for exhibition
  • Condition report for transport and loan
  • Photographic documentation
  • Digitization and photo-reproduction
  • Emergency management and rescue in case of disaster

Conservation activities at recto verso are carried out on the following constituent materials:

  • paper
  • parchment
  • leather
  • photographic materials (metal, glass, paper, fabric, film)
  • inks, pigments and dyes
  • wax and lead seals