Giuseppe Fanfoni


born in Valmontone (Rome Italy)

on 11-2-1941

Resident in

Via G. Morandi 111 sc. H – 00155 ROMA



Director of the "Italian-Egyptian Centre for Restoration and Archaeology" in Cairo. Professor of  the "State Institute of Art" in Rome.

  • From 1962 to 1970 he was appointed Expert for Restoration and Archaeology in the Rome University “La Sapienza”

  • Since 1960 he took part, as restorer and architect, to numerous archaeological missions in Italy, Afghanistan, Turkey, Sudan and Egypt, and contributed to the study, graphic reconstruction and publications of monumental buildings and archaeological areas.

  • His professional activity in the restoration and archaeology fields has been always flanked by the activity in the art field, with production of paintings, sculptures, design of objects and architectural realizations.

  • In 1970 he was appointed “Professor of project and  Director of metal and goldsmith’s art laboratories, in the “State Institute of Art”.

  • In 1976-1983 he was appointed teacher of “methodology and techniques for restoration” in the Cairo University in Egypt.

  • In 1979 he founded a “Cantiere-scuola” for training of restorers and technicians in the archaeological field, in the frame of the recovery project of the Mevlevi architectural complex in Cairo.

  • Since 1978 he was appointed professor of methodology of restoration in the “Training Program for Restoration and Archaeology” in Cairo by the DGCS of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

  • Since 1988, he is Director of the “Centro Italo-Egiziano per il Restauro e l’Archeologia”, placed in the Mevlevi monumental area by the Protocol between Italian and Egyptian Government, signed on 9-2-88, in Cairo Egypt.

  • In 1989 he was nominated for the “Aga Khan Award for Architecture”.

  •  In 2003 it was conferred on him the title of “Cavaliere al merito della Repubblica” by President A. Ciampi.   

  • In 2007 it was conferred on him the “Prize to Merit of the General Union of the Arab Archaeology “ by the Arab Universities Council - President Dr. Ali Radwan and the Secretary General Dr. Mohammed  M. Alkalawi