Conservation and restoration
Logistics and Custody
Open Care - Servizi per l'Arte operates in the following sectors:
Thanks to a team of experts, the Art Consulting Department is dedicated to the management and valorisation of collections.
The Art Consulting Department handles:
Assistance in the acquisition and sale of artworks
Valuation for insurance purposes, patrimonial assets, inheritance, balance sheets
Authentication request procedures and inclusion in official archives
Archiving, cataloguing and inventory management solutions
Valorisation of public and private collections
Conservation and Restoration
The Conservation and Restoration Department includes five laboratories specialised in ordinary and extraordinary maintenance, in the restoration of paintings, frescoes, antique, modern and contemporary works of art, wood decorations, tapestries, antique textiles and carpets and antique scientific instruments supported by a diagnostic laboratory. The Department also works alongside the government bodies responsible for cultural and artistic heritage to ensure their protection. The method follows an established procedure which includes: scientific investigations, realisation of a dedicated project and
a final report that describes the interventions performed, supported by photographic documentation and suggestions for the conservation of the artworks.
Among the activities of the Conservation and Restoration Department:
Non-invasive and micro-invasive scientific analyses
Conservative and integrative restoration
Ordinary and extraordinary maintenance
Condition and restoration reports
Displaying and lighting projects
Thanks to the collaboration with Factum Foundation, a Lucida 3D scanner is available at the laboratories,
providing high resolution digitalisation of artworks’ surfaces using an innovative and non-invasive
Logistics and Vaults
With over 8,000 m2, Open Care’s vaults are amongst the most extensive and equipped areas in Europe for the conservation of artistic assets, documents and valuables.
Equipped with internal parking and viewing rooms, the vaults have specific deposits for the various types of assets.
The Logistics Department manages all the phases relating to the transportation of individual works or whole art collections in Italy and abroad.