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Book worm: Michaela Anselmini: Books helped shape my career

  • Yun Kyung Kim

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Mon, September 11 2017   /  12:37 am

Courtesy of Ahmet Magdy PhotographerGreat books have the power to not only captivate a reader’s mind but also transform their lives. Michaela Anselmini is a renowned Italian figure in the field of art restoration and conservation with a focus on antique, modern and contemporary works of art.Although she is not based in Indonesia, her previous work experiences in Bali inspired her to use her Italian artisan skills to help open a restoration studio and program in Indonesia. She hopes to educate people about the importance of art restoration to preserve art for the future.She said her 20 years’ experience in art restoration were largely shaped by hands-on experiences and, perhaps more importantly, by the books she has read. “I’m not sure whether I chose to read books to become a restorer or if the books I read influenced my decision to become restorer. Above all, they made me fall i...