Growing up in the Laboratory among the artworks restoration, observing the family members and their collaborators at work, Eleonora, since she was a child, has assimilated that talent without realising how much the environment proposed.
She starts very early; in the extra-school summer breaks Eleonora have the chance to practice with growing difficulty tasks that lets her develop her skills in each area of restoration.
Founder Guido’s traditional teaching, which gives value to the natural talent of the apprentices to find the area of specialisation by following their sensitivity, brings the young Eleonora to find her path and inclination for precision works and attention to details.
She soon proves to have an innate familiarity with the scalpel and, flanked and guided by her father Nicola, she performs delicate operations of removing carbonate concretions from frescoes and cleaning of canvas and wood paintings, wood sculptures, stoneworks and terracotta.
Her teachers recognize her the passion for archiving and organizational skills since back in high school – she attends the Survey and Cataloguing of Cultural Heritage Course. Thanks to it, they entrust her the coordination of some cataloguing campaigns of some movable and immovable properties in the Asti area.
The most important of them is the cataloguing of Palazzo Mazzola in Asti which gives her lot of experience.
Not long after, she’s hired by Nicola Restauri as a restorer to work and use her knowledge right in the same Palace and then, thanks to her Art History teacher’s support, she publishes her first article titled Un’opportunità di studio e lavoro on a local periodical Il Platano (38th year).
In Nicola Restauri she works as a restorer both in laboratory and on site on various artefacts. She specializes in conservative restoration, in particular in the cleaning and coating of paintings on canvas and board, paper material, stone and terracotta artefacts and painted fabrics with a particular predilection for Oriental Artworks.
She also manages the paper, photographic and computerised archives.
Since 2015 she’s Founding Member of the Cultural Heritage Association Guido Nicola for Restoration.
Beyond the restoration
Eleonora has a versatile and curious personality.
Her main passion is music – both as a listener and musician.
From 2010 to 2015 she was the creator and founder of various music projects and also manager and artist: she was both a co-writer and a solo singer; these opportunities brought her to experience things out of her family background.
For years Eleonora showed interest in international and animation cinema, in particular in Japanese and Korean. This passion both with the one for foreign languages led her to deepen her knowledge of oriental culture and language.
Eleonora, as well as some of her family members, is interested in cataloguing research and genealogy. In particular she is intrigued by cultural material of things linked to the encyclopaedic culture of Enlightenment era, Nouvelle Histoire and to the eclectic collections of the Wunderkammer.
She produces polymaterial artworks, oil paintings on canvas and abstract painted clay sculptures; she also collects products and artworks of the Geek culture.