Activities

Restoration
Books and archives
Library services
Fittings and museum services
Transfer

RESTORATION

Woodwork
The protection and the recovery of the historical and artistic heritage is accomplished by various means, including the fundamental which is the specificity with which they are treated, not only in the maintenance and restoration but also in everyday uses, the structures and the materials.
In the field of woodwork, knowledge and experiences are very different, and above all they are disparate and not very comparable to each other for an apparent, in fact it does not correspond to reality, diversity of users and techniques.
The restored art objects they use destination and poor conditions are always different. It has intervened in altars, choir stalls, stalls, furniture from the most different uses, pulpits, structures of ancient organs, sculptures, each time discovering of having to face safeguard operations of the exceptional workmanship artwork.
The conservation of a wooden artefact generally requires different stages of implementation partly because of its multi-material nature.
In the first analysis we must determine the quality of the microenvironment in which it is guarded by determining temperatures and humidity rates times to ensure integrity to the materials of which it is composed of the artifact, thereby guaranteeing the result of an intervention that could easily be compromised by an environment not suitable the conservation; It is established woody species that composes it, the levels of degradation in which it is located and the nature of the same.
In a second step we will proceed to the numbering and cataloging of different parts of the object in question, followed by the annotations of any missing parts, the disinfestation, the consolidation of the degraded wood, l ‘gluing of detached elements, the slabs of the cohesion of the veneers inlays etc. l ‘eventual disassembly of portions no longer well cohesive between them will be appropriately treated.
They will then determine if the necessary mechanical or chemical instruments necessary for a proper cleaning of the surfaces depending on their material nature.
All this while respecting the legibility; (Brandi what they called the “re-establishment of ‘joint potential of’ work of art”)
Worth particular attention to the phase of woodworm treatment with various types of methods (anoxia, microwave, etc. permethrin.), Depending on the situations and the custody premises used; in fact, the woody species is almost always be subject to strong degradation for xylophagous organisms attacks such as insects and fungi, which are located in temperatures, environmental humidity and in the very nature of the artifact habitat conditions and optimal nutritional.
Finally, we proceed with the relocation of the treated parts of the whole consolidation through specific procedures and the realization of a treatment for the restored work protection.

 

Furniture Works
The restoration and maintenance of mobile work takes place both locally (at museums, galleries, private collections, etc.) That in our laboratories, where you have adequate technical equipment and diagnostics. For interventions on mural paintings and large works, it is expected the organization and management of construction sites in the area.

The interventions on the works of art are personally prepared, often in close collaboration with experts in different disciplines related to the restoration.

Intervention sectors
Restoration
Wall paintings – Paintings on canvas and boardPolychrome Sculptures – Works on paper – Contemporary Books polimateriche
storage
conservative Filing – Analysis of the conditions and conservative revision of the works on display – maintenance and control interventions

 

BOOKS AND / OR FILES
Interventions Conservative Staff dedicated to the art and culture sector has followed a training and awareness campaign on the nature of the materials, the pathologies of the book, the risk factors resulting from handling and the importance of the environmental factor. The training, combined with the experience gained and the specificity of the equipment provided, enables employees of Cortesi to intervene effectively guaranteeing the protection of Cultural Heritage delicate and precious as manuscripts, sixteenth, incunabula, prints and old books.

Conservative Prevention Interventions Indirect
• temperature and relative humidity monitoring, through the use of dehumidification equipment for environments confined to chemical absorption and / or condensation;
• Evaluation of the impact on the collections of ultraviolet and infrared radiation and application on windows and windows of reflective films and shielding;
• Schedatura volumes with detecting the presence of weeds and the state of physical-chimicobiologico deterioration and signaling the respective degree of severity for the start of restoration;
• Cleaning of shelving, interstices, walls and floor of the premises of preservation with vacuum cleaner equipped with HEPA filters and sanitize surfaces with antiseptic products to rapid evaporation and environmentally friendly pesticides. Direct Prevention
• manual or mechanical dusting with suction devices equipped with HEPA filters that ensure complete recovery of the powders larger than 0.3 microns; • Dusting brush “sheet to sheet” bench under a fume hood;
• treatment against pests by physical means (modified atmosphere) or chemical (fungicide-insecticide) on site or in external laboratories;
• dehumidification Interventions in an autoclave with forced ventilation with air at controlled temperature and humidity;
• Packaging volumes and files inside of bags for vacuum packaging or modified atmosphere;
• Supply, reconditioning and replacement of collectors, over-blankets, boxes and bookends.
SERVICES FOR LIBRARIES
Libraries
II staff dedicated to art and culture industry comes from a training and awareness on the nature of the materials on diseases of the book, on the risk factors in handling of documentary material and the importance of the environmental factor.

Archives and Historical Funds
Training, experience gained and specialized equipment allow more professional interventions for transfer of manuscripts, prints and books for removal of capital equipment and reorganization and computerized cataloging of the works.

Conservation Work
Technology and passion accompany our experts in conservation work, by dusting the pest, the dehumidification upgrading of documentary material.

INTERIOR DESIGN MUSEUM
The museum exhibits are an essential aspect for the exhibition promotion.
Ours is a young and innovative in the field of museum exhibitions both temporary and permanent type, with the aim of enhancing the most of the artwork.
We provide specific support for every type of construction project taking into account the relationships between the object and its context in order to ensure a good perceptual quality. We study in detail the exhibition media, the finishing of surfaces, lighting systems and exposure using their specialized skills and employing innovative technologies and materials.
To make accessible the museum space we take care of even the design of any educational spaces, conference rooms, laboratories, etc.

MUSEUM SERVICES
Museums Service
Specialized personnel for Accrochages, exhibition halls, accommodation deposits, supply crates for transporting and storing d ‘art.
Service Trade
A single work of art or an ‘entire art collection: expert hands and attentive staff, established and innovative techniques in’ packaging and transport, Quality Manager constantly present, specialized vehicles for the transport of d ‘art. Realization and installation of installations and sets complement the exhibitions service. Customers continue to rely on us for all this.
craft skills and technical support, we are also operating in this exhibition sector. We create tailored exhibitors with surface finishes on request, panels painted or coated, application of graphics, reproductions of three-dimensional models.

 

Transfer

Moving and Handling

Preliminary survey for the technical and economic evaluation;
Development of executive mode, intervention plan and scheduling work;
Relief texture of library collections, prediction of reserve spaces for implementation collected and drafting of the topographical relocation;
Analysis of artistic heritage and documentaries for the choice of the most suitable packaging and protective materials;
Setting up safe routes and overcoming barriers;
Information on specific risks and activation sites. Transferring Cultural Heritage
Levy, careful packaging in specially prepared containers (crates, trolleys, frames)
Withdrawals adaptable metal carts with movable shelves or specialized media;
Coding of goods / Colli second order pickup and tracking during all stages of processing;
Registration and special treatment of parts with significant signs of physical deterioration;
Reunification of collected and / or sectors of eventually displaced out of sequence section;
Protection from the elements by covering the trucks with headphones PVC and preparation of shelters and gazebos;
Ordered relocation of works of art and documentaries, for space optimization. Transferring capital goods
Disassembly and reassembly of furniture and furnishings, bookcases, display cases and shelving;
Packaging and transfer information and multimedia equipment;
Installation, maintenance and overhaul of packable and rotating cabinets;
joinery and carpentry interventions for adaptation to the new premises and anchor furniture, shelves and dividing wall systems.

Handling and Transportation

Vehicles vans and insulated with environmentally friendly engines;
Autoscale, elevators and specifications for the travel and lifting equipment;
Protection vehicles through monitoring systems and satellite tracking.

Management support

Affixing of control labels (barcodes, magnetic, radio frequency), • encoding and verification of consistency of funds;
Revision of topographical, reorganization and relocation reunification;
insertions and waste management and optimization of storage and work spaces;
Supply shelves, studying the layout, maintenance compactable and rotating equipment;
Transfers inter-librarians and internal movements;
outdoor storage and flows Management Service.