Copertina: The conservation of the Vatican Museums.
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The conservation of the Vatican Museums

  • Author Vittoria Cimino
  • Testi di Barbara Jatta
  • Size 16,5x24 cm
  • Binding Cartonato con sovraccoperta
  • Pages 168
  • Illustrations 228
  • Language English
  • Year 2017
  • ISBN 9788842224471
  • Price € 45,00  € 42,75

The new global model of protection by the Vatican Museums

This important book is dedicated to the new strategy being applied for the protection of the collections of the Vatican Museums. It aims to describe, using simple “manual-style” language, what it means to organise and plan effective operations of prevention, maintenance, and restoration within such a complex and diverse museum system as the Pope's Museums. The book reveals for the first time the reasons behind the “change of pace” and illustrates the results of the many different activities (environmental monitoring, inspections, routine and special maintenance, handling, and post-restoration operations) carried out from 2009 to the present.Alongside the experience of the new air-conditioning and lighting systems, research in the Historical Archives reconstructs the practices of the past, from the 15th to the 20th century.A rich collection of photographs documents the conservation activities, along with vintage photographs and unpublished backstage images.