CBC has always been convinced that only preventative conservation and well formulated maintenance programmes can represent the future of conservation for Italy’s extraordinary cultural heritage. We have been in partnership and dialogue for decades with some of the most important Italian and international bodies that share this vision, with the aim of defining best practice guidelines, through specific protocols and treatment methods, to design compatible treatments which are effective long term.
We have also accumulated very extensive experience in environmental monitoring, condition recording, scheduled maintenance, assistance for exhibitions, conservation mapping and setting up provisional storage systems.
We have carried out major projects for the Correr Museum in Venice, the Gallery of Modern Art in Rome, the Civic Museum of Pistoia, the Vatican Museums, the Museum of Rome, Palazzo Braschi and the Spada Gallery, both in Rome. Other projects have involved the Domus Tiberiana on the Palatine Hill, parts of Pompeii and Herculaneum, and the carriage collection of the Quirinal Palace.
We have always laid great emphasis on the follow-up maintenance of previous treatments, with checkups aimed at maintaining the integrity of earlier treatments, including projects such as the 13th century frescos of the Crypt of the Duomo of Anagni, the Tower of Pisa or Michelangelo’s Rondanini Pietà.
Between 1990 and 2001, with members of the CBC on the Committee of the Italian Restorer’s Association (ARI), we participated in projects for the development of protocols for scheduled maintenance tied to the Italian Conservation Institute’s Risk Map.