Documentazione, Conservazione e Restauro
In: Quaderni dell'Istituto di Storia dell'Architettura: n.s. 2019, 2020
Documentation, Conservation and Restoration
The culture of conservation and restoration has evolved, coming to state, since the Venice Charter, among other principles, the importance of rigorously and objectively adopting the logical-scientific method, to acquire real knowledge of the cultural property starting from the analysis of all its aspects: ranging from historical stratification to the peculiarity of architectural, archaeological and historic-artistic features; from the characteristics of materials to the structural consistence. The research to acquire this knowledge does not stop at the analytical and project phase, rather, it goes on incessantly, even while the restoration is being executed, in a direct comparison with the artefact, in the awareness that «the only real and sure guide» is the cultural property you are working around. «You need to know how to question it, and if it doesn’t answer, you need to be willing to stop» (Gino Chierici). The current challenge is to understand and verify whether and up to what point, the cultural heritage and innovative technologies will be able to develop a real integration, between heritage and digital, in order to achieve an analytically informed documentation aimed at the most direct, complete and systematic knowledge of the cultural property examined, for the purpose of its integrated conservation.