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The "ALFABI STUDIO D'ARTE E RESTAURO" workshop has professional personnel and modern, up-to-date equipment for operating in the preservational and esthetical restoration of paintings on canvas and wood, frescoes, polychrome wooden sculptures, icons, and metal art objects. Its activity includes close collaboration with experts and technicians specializing in diagnostics as applied to preservation problems in works of of art, as well as experts in the history of art and iconology.

Our methodology in restoring works of art is the following:

  • WORK PROCEDURES RIGOROUSLY IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF THE "CHARTER OF RESTORATION"
  • IDENTIFICATION OF THE CONSERVATION STATUS.
  • MONITORING OF ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS.
  • DIAGNOSTIC ANALYSES USING NON-DESTRUCTIVE TESTS, INVASIVE TESTS, MULTISPECTRAL PHOTOGRAPHY.
  • PRELIMINARY, INTERMEDIATE AND FINAL ASSESSMENTS, AS WELL AS CONTROLS THROUGHOUT THE RESTORATION PROCESS.
  • REVERSIBLE, COMPATIBLE AND SAFE PRODUCTS, THOROUGHLY TESTED BY TRIALS AND EXPERIMENTS.
Based on their particular skills, the professional restorers who operate in the "ALFABI STUDIO D'ARTE E RESTAURO" intervene to:

a) consolidate the supports, whether of paintings on canvas and wood or of painted murals
b) consolidate the degraded pictorial and glue-paste lining layers
c) clean up the pictorial surfaces under stereo microscope control with extremely pure chemicals, less aggressive for the art works and less toxic for the operator
d) integrate the preparation and color gaps with a chromatic selection system, using reversible colors;
e) achieve protective veneers of the pictorial skins

The Studio offers its services via two separate premises. The first and smaller one is for discussions with the client and appraisal of the state of preservation of the art works subjected to a restoration intervention; the second and more spacious one, not accessible to the public, is where the restoration of the individual works are carried out. All the premises are equipped with effective security systems, with alarms connected to the police service.