Ermanno Carbonara

Private conservator who works in Italy, throughout North Africa and the Middle East, and in the United States.  He was an instructor for several years at the Scuola per il Restauro del Mosaico in Ravenna and has worked on the Byzantine wall mosaics of the Basilica of Saint Apollinare in Classe and Saint Apollinare Nuovo World Heritage sites. During the last ten years he has been a consultant for the Getty Conservation Institute and its mosaic projects in Tunisia and Morocco.  He is currently consulting for UNESCO on a multi-year conservation program for the site of Mes-Aynak in Afghanistan.