The name: what is Verderame?
Verderame is the Italian name for verdigris, a refined green pigment used in painting to obtain sought after effects of transparency.
At the same time, it is the substance in nature that is used for the protection of plants, ensuring their life.
Context and purpose of IFV
Italy is the country with the highest number of Unesco sites and artistic threasures, of which many are still hidden gems.
Such rich in history and culture deserves conservation. Restoration projects are nedeed in order to enable future generations to enjoy them.
In this context International Friends of Verderame, a no profit organization 501 c3, has been funded with the mission to promote international restoration and conservation projects for Italian art.