Antonio Mirabile began his career in 1988, he is a paper conservator and a consultant in preventive conservation. He studied Book and Paper conservation in Florence, Italy, and Preventive Conservation in Paris, France, where he actually lives. In France he is accredited by French Ministry of Culture to conserve and restore the cultural heritage belonging to the Musées de France.
He works regularly for public and private collections mainly those consisting of modern and contemporary art on paper and architecture drawings. As UNESCO expert he worked in various paper conservation projects in Yemen, Egypt, Mongolia, DPRK, Uzbekistan and Mauritania. Today he shares his professional activities between UNESCO missions, preventive conservation assignments, paper conservation treatments and scientific research in particular with the CSGI, University of Florence. As partner of EU funded project Nanorestart he is involved in the scientific identification of dyed-based inks used in contemporary drawings and in the development of innovative methods in order to improve conservation treatments.
Beside he teaches, via short trainings and master classes, paper conservation and preventive conservation in various Universities. He is the author and co-author of about 30 articles and wrote two handbooks published by UNESCO. He is an active member of INCCA, ICOM and the Blue Shield.