C.V.M.A. - Italia

The Italian C.V.M.A. committee (C.V.M.A. - Italia) is an academic enterprise warranted by the "Unione Accademica Nazionale" (U.A.N. – Roma); and represented by the U.A.N. for the "Union Acadèmique International" (U.A.I.). On the base of his statute the CVMA- Italia is engaged in the safeguard of the Italian stained glass patrimony, an inheritance very important for the windows number and quality. Therefore the CVMA-Italia endeavours to promote the restoration of the damaged or tottering windows, suggesting the "C.V.M.A. Guideline" rules, and collaborating with the Soprintendenze and with the stained glass workshops whose professional training is appreciable.

The scientific activity of the C.V.M.A. –Italia is supported by some authoritative academies as the Istituto Lombardo Accademia di Scienze e Lettere in Milano, at which are the CVMA residence and library; the Accademia delle Arti e del Disegno in Florence whose president Prof. Francesco Adorno is the honorary President of the C.V.M.A. - Italia; the C.N.R. Area della Ricerca with which the C.V.M.A. –Italia engaged in researches. Several are the restorations, the expositions, the congress promoted by the C.V.M.A. –Italia: as the "XVIIIth International Colloquium C.V.M.A. 1995" in Siena - Certosa di Pontignano; and the joined exposition" Vetrate della cattedrale di Pisa" in Pisa.

Recently (Lucca, september 1999) the C.V.M.A. – Italia promoted with the Istituto Storico Lucchese and the Scuola Normale di Pisa the seminar "La vetrata in occidente dal IV all’XI secolo"; therefore it has been created an archaeological section for recording the excavations of the early medieval west window glass.

CVMA – Italia Committee

Historical -artistic committee

Dott. Silvia Silvestri, Member

Technical Committee

Window-glass between the first and the tenth centuries inEurope and in Middle East

Dr. Francesca dell’Acqua (Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa)

Scientific advisers:
Prof Ermanno Arslan (Curator of ‘Castello Sforzesco’, Milan - Art Civic Collection Director)
Prof. Őmür Bakirer (Middle East Technical University, Ankara)
Prof. Rosemary Cramp (University of Durham)
Prof. David B. Whitehouse (Corning Museum of Glass, Corning, N.Y)

Public Relations
Dr. Dida Giustolisi (Tel Aviv Middle East Public Relations Coordinator)

The CVMA - Italia Scientific activity


  • Firenze, International Colloquium CVMA


  • Publication of the book: G. MARCHINI Le vetrate dell’Umbria, CVMA Italia I


  • Publication of the book: C.PIRINA Le vetrate del Duomo di Milano, CVMA Italia IV


  • Milano, Congress "I laboratori vetrari lombardi sotto il dominio dei Visconti e degli Sforza"

  • Milano Biblioteca Trivulziana, exposition "Dal fulgore delle pagine miniate al colore-luce delle vetrate"

  • Publication of the catalogue "Dal fulgore delle pagine miniate al colore –luce delle vetrate"


  • Milano, Palazzo della Ragione, exposition "La vetrata Liberty a Milano"

  • Publication of the catalogue "La vetrata Liberty a Milano"

  • Milano, Istituto Lombardo Accademia di Scienze e Lettere: 1th Seminary on " Le vetrate italiane – Patrimonio da salvare" annual serie of seminaries planned in collaboration with the "Ministero dei Beni Culturali, on the occasion of the "Settimana dei Beni Culturali"


  • Firenze, Accademia La Colombaria, meeting in honour of Giuseppe Marchini


  • Firenze, Accademia La Colombaria, seminar on "Per una carta di conservazione della vetrata"


  • Siena, Certosa di Pontignano, "XVIIIth International Colloquium CVMA"

  • Pisa, Museo dell’Opera Primaziale, exposition "Le vetrate della cattedrale pisana"


  • Cortona , Palazzone , participation to the "Il patrimonio storico - artistico e l’emergenza sismica", meeting promoted by the "Scuola Normale di Pisa"


  • Milano, Società di Incoraggiamento d’Arti e Mestieri, " TheRestoration of the Ancient Stained Glass", annual course in collaboration with the European Found

  • Lucca, Villa Bottini, "La vetrata in Occidente dal IV all’XI secolo",meeting Promoted by the Istituto Storico Lucchese in collaboration with the Scuola Normale di Pisa and the CVMA - Italia


  • Pavia Certosa restoration of stained glass windows of the Church


  • Pavia Certosa restoration of stained glass windows of the Church (presently running)