TECHNOLOGICAL ANSWERS
TO RESTORATION

The growing need to preserve our cultural heritage is causing a rise in the demand for increasingly accurate cleaning techniques, featuring high selectivity and low impact.

CASE STUDIES

During the past decade, it was provided substantial evidence that the laser pulse duration is the most crucial parameter in laser cleaning of artworks.

We report here various case studies relative to different conservative problems on different materials: for every case a careful choice both of the most appropriate laser pulse duration and of the irradiation conditions was performed.

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ROYAL PALACE - PATAN - NEPAL

CLEANING OF THE PORTALS OF THE ROYAL PALACE IN PATAN, NEPAL

Authority responsible of restoration: Kathmandu Valley Preservation Trust

BAPTISTERY OF SAINT JOHN - FLORENCE

CLEANING OF PART OF THE MARBLE FAÇADE    

Authority responsible of restoration: Opera di Santa Maria del Fiore

Restorers:  San Zanobi Consortium

DIOCLETIAN PALACE

PERISTYLE IN DIOCLETIAN PALACE IN SPLIT (HR)  

AUTHORITY RESPONSIBLE OF THE RESTORATION:  Croatian Restoration Center

SANDSTONE CAPITAL

SANDSTONE CAPITAL FROM THE XIII CENTURY (25 X 20 X 20 CM)

AUTHORITY RESPONSIBLE OF THE RESTORATION: Academy of Fine Arts in Carrara

RESTORER:  Elisa De Santi