Church Restoration

We have initiated both internal and external restoration of the Church of the Ascension of Christ within the complex of the Monastery of Dečani. A team of Italian professionals, led by Marco Pulieri, Simon Warrack and Nikolas Vakalis, with participation of Beatrice Formenti, Fabrizio De Luca, Izri Gashi and Maurizio Iaccarino, is responsible for the whole project of the Intersos Association, financed by the UNESCO. The team is to perform the tasks of monitoring, cleaning and consolidating the masonry and sculpture, while a team from the Serbian Institute for the Protection of Cultural Heritage is to perform the work of conservation and cleansing of the frescoes that adorn the church.

The entire work is extremely complex and has to be performed with the utmost care. It should take four months approximately. After its completion, the church will regain its original splendor. The first results have already been surprising.