Art historian and Vice-president Corpus Vitrearum
As a child, Cesare Facchetti had the chance to closely observe leaded and stained-glass windows manufacture and restoration, thanks to the work of his father, who would realize and restore lamps and panels in a small workshop in Vimodrone, close to Milan.
Cesare Facchetti is an art historian, graduated in History of Art Techniques, with the thesis “The opalescent era of Milan”, based on the study of non-religious stained windows made in Lombardy in the Liberty era.
He has focused his researches and studies on this topic, by publishing articles and pamphlets, including “Milan against the light”, commissioned by Milan’s “Municipio 1”, a pamphlet dedicated to the leaded glass windows of the old town.
Since 2013, he has been organizing events and participating to conferences and training courses for Alfasigma, focused on inspiring and important people of the art field.
He also works as a tour guide and art mediator, and he is the Vice-president of the Italian section of the CVMA – Corpus Vitrearum Medii Aevi, educational centre and committee for the preservation of the Italian glassmaking heritage, through the study, research, enhancement and restoration of important stained glass windows.