The large, fully equipped workspaces in the Restoration Centre of Li Punti in Sassari, were perfect for the long, painstaking restoration work which has made it possible to catalogue and reassemble an important part of the nearly five thousand stone fragments found during the first excavation campaigns of the 1970s. The conservators and archaeologists were able to reassemble 24 statues of the heroes of Mont’e Prama, a warrior’s shield, 12 models of nuraghes and 3 betyls.
In November 2011, on conclusion of the works begun in 2007, a first temporary exhibition entitled La pietra e gli eroi (Stone and heroes) organised at the Centre exhibited for the first time since their discovery the Mont’e Prama statues and other sculptures restored up to that point in time. The exhibition also included a large number of finds not used in reconstruction of the sculptures.
The Restoration Centre holds exhibitions in its exhibition spaces and organises guided visits for schools, in which conservators explain the daily work they perform for the preservation of ancient artefacts.
Cultural Heritage Restoration Centre
via Lorenzo Auzzas 3
07100 Li Punti (Sassari)
first Sunday of every month, 9.30-19.00
guided visits from Monday to Friday, booking required
+ 39 079 396 2000