Restoration consists in the maintenance, recovery and/or conversion of the works, whether these are of an artistic or cultural nature, monuments or historical artefacts, such as, for example, architectural structures, paintings, statues, ancient artefacts, etc. Cesare Brandi defines restoration as «the methodological moment of recognition of the work of art, in its physical consistency and in its dual aesthetic and historical polarity, with a view to transmission to the future», adding that «only the material of the artwork is restored”.
This process is often expensive, both from an energy point of view and from an economic point of view: human resources, managers, architects, restorers. It is necessary to contact specialized companies in order not to incur any risks or, at least, reduce them to a minimum.
The initial stages consist of a scrupulous preliminary study of the work, followed by photographic documentation with related multispectral diagnostic investigations. Subsequently, the materials and methods of intervention are defined. The leading companies in the restoration sector offer services such as site inspections to verify the state of conservation of artistic assets (furniture, frames or gilded objects, frescoes or tempera decorations on walls and ceilings, paintings on canvas, …) and evaluations of the state of storage.
It is important that all phases are carried out with competence, professionalism and scrupulosity, to guarantee the best achievable result, in compliance with the characteristic features of each work.
In recent years, more and more customers have turned to the world of time-lapse. The classic “before and after” is no longer enough: the final result, the one “visible to all” now, is increasingly accompanied by a time-lapse video capable of demonstrating the majesty of the project and telling the timeless story.