CONSERVATION AND RESTORATION IN THE LABORATORY
The conservation and restoration laboratory was born from the need to go further. To optimize the interventions on all mobile heritage, from public or private collections, providing our customers with solutions guided by rigor, quality, and innovation.
We work, daily, to establish high-quality standards, performing a highly complete multidisciplinary service based on respect for the history and integrity of all heritage, with procedural standards guided by the deontological principles of conservation and restoration, following the guidelines of the code of ethics of the European Confederation of Conservator Restorers Organizations (ECCO).
But beyond conservation and restoration, we are challenged every day by our clients to develop products and services that meet their needs. Therefore, over the years, we have expanded our offerings to include the production of new pieces (furniture, sculptures, devotional banners, and paintings), the production of replicas aimed at safeguarding the original pieces (paintings, sculptures, graphic documents, and textiles), and collection management. We specialize in cataloging, analysis, and diagnosis of collections to develop more accurate and sustainable interventions.
We also intend to develop educational activities and awareness actions on the importance of heritage conservation and restoration and live conservation and restoration interventions. For a greater knowledge, by the communities, of the importance of preserving cultural assets as historical testimonies of a legacy that represents and distinguishes us.
BEYOND THE VISIBLE
In order to create innovative solutions that optimize the interventions from a technical and technological point of view, we have developed partnerships in the field of new technologies that allow us to have access to non-invasive techniques for the analysis of works of art. Besides the visible and naked eye, we resort to multispectral analysis, with Xpecam, developed in partnership with Xpectraltek. Using multispectral analysis, a non-invasive and non-destructive method, we obtain a valuable tool in the various stages of an intervention. In the diagnostic phases, it is an important aid in identifying the production techniques and in better defining the pathological picture of the works. During the intervention, it is an important resource in the identification of repaints and in the assertiveness of cleaning actions and homogeneous application of protective layers, and after the intervention, it is very useful to detect and minimize changes that can lead to degradation of the works. By employing multispectral analysis, a non-invasive and non-destructive method, we obtain a valuable tool in various stages of an intervention. During the diagnostic phase, it is an important aid in identifying production techniques and defining the pathological framework of the artworks. Throughout the intervention, it is a valuable resource for identifying overpainting and ensuring the effectiveness of cleaning actions and the uniform application of protective layers. After the intervention, it is highly useful for detecting and minimizing any changes that may lead to the degradation of the artworks.