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Exhibition organized by the Holy Spirit University of Kaslik – USEK, showcasing 5 artworks damaged in the Beirut blast, which were taken from 3 villas in the Sursock district and refurbished by Italian restorers Ms. Veronica Tronconi and Ms. Arianna Buffagni, in the USEK laboratories.

Launched on Thursday, December 15th, 2022 at 5:00 pm, at the USEK Archeological Museum, under the patronage and in the presence of H.E. Nicoletta Bombardiere, Ambassador of Italy to Lebanon, the event is hosted by the Faculty of Arts and Sciences – Department of Conservation, Restoration of Cultural Property and Sacred Art.

This exhibition aims to shed light on the restoration of valuable artworks and of the cultural heritage damaged by the Beirut 2020 blast, as part of a Cooperation Agreement (Project SOAB) concluded between the University of Urbino, the Italian Cultural Institute and the USEK.

The restored artworks are detailed below:
– Two oil on canvas paintings from Villa Sursock attributed respectively to Vaccaro Andrea and Ribera;
– Panorama Astratto, an oil painting from Villa Rayes;
– Paesaggio Campestre, an oil painting from Villa Slim;
– Saint, a polychrome wooden sculpture from Villa Slim.

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  • Organized by: USEK-Università Saint-Esprit di Kaslik
  • In collaboration with: IIC Beirut - Università di Urbino