Architectural conservation Rome

Over the years, the Doria Pamphilj princely family has been directly involved in the management of the historic and artistic heritage of their dynasty.

Their desire to keep this heritage united and enduring for future generations led them to create the Doria Pamphilj Trust in 2013.

The Doria Pamphilj Trust continues the task of preservation and protection and, through its Trustees, promotes and carries out important conservation of both real estate and works of art.

In the grand complex of the Palazzo Doria Pamphilj al Corso several important projects have been carried out over the years, including the following:

  • Conservation and consolidation of terraces and floors.
  • Consolidation of the four wings of the Gallery, made by Gabriele Valvassori between 1731 and 1734, with the insertion of chains under the terracotta flooring.
  • Conservation of frescoed surfaces in several rooms of the main palazzo.
  • Replacement of the tapestry in the Sala di Cadmo.
  • Replacement of the tapestry in the Velázquez Cabinet.
  • Specialised maintenance work on the decorations in the Chapel, Ante-chapel and Gallery entrance hall; the rooms were built between 1689 and 1691 by Carlo Fontana and redecorated by Francesco Nicoletti in the mid-18th century.
  • Preservation of the painted surfaces of the walls and vaultings in the arms of the Gallery quadrangle, decorated by talented artists in the 18th century. On this occasion, the original pictorial decoration was assessed and studied, and traces of preparatory drawings made with spolvero (pouncing) were found.
  • Maintenance work on the plaster and travertine surfaces in the grand Vestibule facing the Piazza del Collegio Romano, the most inspired part of Antonio Del Grande’s project for this part of the palace, built between 1659 and 1661. The project was necessary to restore chromatic unity to the space and involved the entire lower part of the pilasters and columns. Cleaning work was also carried out on the passage that leads to the Cortile del Bramante, and on the statues, marble bases and travertine benches there.
  • Maintenance work on the plaster surfaces of the Aldobrandini Room, aimed at the aesthetic conservation and preservation of the current plasterwork with the reconstruction of the limestone tonality, with greater consideration given to the invaluable paintings hanging on the walls. The intervention also concerned the 16th-century mural decorations that have come to light and treatment of the various visible layers created by the preservation of these surviving older works.
  • Maintenance work on the plaster surfaces in the Cortile del Bramante, aimed at the aesthetic conservation and preservation of the current plasterwork with the reworking of the limestone tonality.