Conservation and restoration
Ambiti di intervento
- Scientific analysis
- Preventive conservation
- Ordinary maintenance
- Extraordinary maintenance
- Conservative and integrative restoration
- Verification of the state of conservation, drafting of condition reports, consultancy for change of ownership
- Exhibition and / or storage consultancy
- Exhibition set-up
- Artworks and installations set-up
- Technical assistance to artists
- Disaster recovery assistance
Ceramics, glass and metal
These materials have been used in artistic environments since the remotest of times but are still very present in contemporary artistic production. Restorations, that deal with items ranging from archaeological finds to pieces of contemporary art, are always undertaken applying the same ethics and using the same approach, whose goal is the creation of minimally invasive interventions.
With regard to ceramics and glass, both hand-painted and printed, the main causes of deterioration are represented by accidental knocks with the consequent breakage and loss of materials – damages that are now perfectly repairable with the most modern intervention techniques.
In the case of metals (coins, arms, armor, sculptures, monuments and archeological finds), the main problems stem from oxidization caused by damp and pollution, as well as the loss of the original both natural and applied patinas.
The restauration process begins with a series of diagnostic observations in order to understand the causes of deterioration and, subsequently, to identify an intervention method. The materials to be used are fine-tuned following a series of laboratory tests. The operational phase is constantly monitored in order to verify its efficacy and, on completion, a report is drawn up – complete with images – of the activities undertaken.