Lasers for restoration

Again this year we continued our collaboration in the International Restoration Project conducted by the ICR (Istituto Centrale per il Restauro – MIBAC) in Rome and the National Corporation for Antiquities and Museum in Sudan for the restoration of the wall paintings in the Temple of Mut at Gebel Barkal, which is a UNESCO world heritage site dating to the first half of the 7th century B.C. The El.En. Group also participated by loaning equipment free of charge, in the restoration work in the Chapel of the Cardinal of Portugal in the Church of San Miniato in Florence where for the first time laser systems were used on the vault for cleaning the gilded parts of the medallions made by Luca della Robbia, and removing the layers of repainting in order to uncover the original gold leaf. Using lasers produced by the El.En. Group, in Turin they also restored a 2000 year old human mummy of the Ptolemaic era which was wrapped in sheets of linen and featured a painted paperboard mask. The laser was used for the gradual removal of the deposits on the surface. Our division of “Light For Art” for the conservation and restoration of works of art and our lasers increasingly confirm that they are a global point of reference for the cleaning and conservation of our artistic and cultural heritage. Thanks to a continual work of study and optimization in collaboration with national and international research institutions, El.En. offers the greatest range of lasers dedicated to this specific application. We are now able to satisfy every type of requirement so that restorers can deal with a vast variety of conservation problems.