Restauro ed allestimenti museali ipogei. Abbazia di S. Maria di Chiaravalle di Fiastra (Macerata)
In: Quaderni dell'Istituto di Storia dell'Architettura: 73-74, 2021
Restoration and underground museum exhibitions.
Santa Maria di Chiaravalle
The Cistercian abbey complex of Santa Maria di Chiaravalle in Fiastra (1142) is located in Tolentino.
The cloister is the key element on which the main spaces overlook: the Chapter House, the Conversos Refectory, the Cellarium, the Bandini Palace. Below the cloister are located the Oil containers Hall, the Grottoes and the Cellars where the intervention is to take place. The restoration includes: surface cleaning with low pressure hydro-washing, plastering, reconstruction of wall portions, consolidation of the vaults, replacement of wooden beams and hoops encircling pillars. The exhibition walls are made up of plexiglass, blockboard wood and iron. The lighting design includes: luminaires for indirect diffused lighting (fluorescent and LED lamps) and direct with optical fibers and halogen light sources. In the Grottoes there are luminaires with wall-washer effect on the walls, a linear fluorescent system and suspended structures with adjustable luminaires.