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
Laser cleaning
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 technology.