Jennifer Giachi - L'Incunabolo
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I’m Jennifer Giachi, the restorer.

About Me…

Jennifer Giachi was born in 1983, and through her tender age she remained fascinated with the beauty and the art of her home town, Florence. She was immediately passionately interested in various forms of art, and thus deci- ded to graduate in Conservation and Ancient Techniques at the State Insti- tute of Art Porta Romana, in Florence in 2002.
During the years of her education, she had the privilege to experiment with the ancient techniques of bindery, decoration and weaving, in an ambient drenched in rare beauty.
Her love for ancient arts subsequently takes her to continue her training at the workshops of Florentine artisans.
Thanks to the teachings of some great masters of the era, she learnt not only the diverse techniques of the paper and parchment restoration and bindery, but above all the secrets that are handed down from master to stu- dent.
Her professional journey began in 2006 in “L’Incunabolo” restoration la- boratory, where she still continues to work as a professional restorer.
This collaboration led her to intervene in the restoration of millenary ma- nuscripts and parchments with direct responsibility for the interventions and methodological choices, working both for important institutions such as L’Opera del Duomo, L’Archivio di Stato, and for large private groups such as the most important noble Florentine families.

Di Me…

In 2018 she then obtained the title of Professional Restorer from the Mini- stry of Cultural Heritage (MIBAC).
Simultaneously to her professional path she felt the need to express her own personal creativity. Her artistic research focuses on creating harmony between the various techniques of binding and the selection not only of precious materials, such as Japanese paper and handmade paper, but also of elements found in nature such as hemp and wood .
Therefore, her books tell old stories in a modern and unique way.
They represent an elegant combination of her creative soul and the archaic traditions of restoration techniques, thanks to which Jennifer continues to passionately experiment with new forms of artistic expression.