She's daughter of Giovanni Borri appreciated restorer, painter and antique dealer. Maria Rosa starts working very young alongside Guido Nicola, offering him constant help and support. In the laboratory, she has her specific expertise in the restoration of ancient and modern artworks on paper, wallpapers, Chinese and Japanese panels, drawings, ancient parchments, Asian paintings, standards and banners.
In 1971, the Aramengo laboratory hosted hundreds of flags restored by her for the Royal Armory of Turin to host the IV International Congress of Vexillology; Scholars from all over the world came to the small country.
The incredible skill of her hands and the extreme precision allow her to carry out even complex restoration works, to save artworks on paper or on fabric that are devoid of consistency, sometimes almost gone and to challenge a thin sheet of paper separating it in two in the sense of thickness.
In 1978, she felt an immense emotion in her intervention on the Holy Shroud for the extension.
She took part in numerous works: valuable documents, many drawings by ancient masters and many works by modern and contemporary artists such as Menzio, Casorati, Chessa, Spazapan, Calandri, Colombotto Rosso, Morandi, Fontana, Sutherland, Salvator Dalì.
Beyond the restoration
The manual skills and creativity of Maria Rosa have taken shape in many different works made over the years: she is outstanding in designing and creating clothes, crochet work and embroidery.
Fascinating is her collection of perfume mignon, which has several hundred copies. She devotes herself to reading and puzzle solving.
Spirituality and prayer are however first among all the fundamental food to face the day serenely.