CONSERVATION 4.0. POSSIBLE GUIDLINES FOR STANDARDISING THE DOCUMENTAL PROCESS FOR ARTISTIC HERITAGE
Keywords: conservation, standard process, data recording, data managing, data representation
Abstract. The contribution addresses the definition of a new standardised method for the documentation of the restoration process. In the frame of a conservation laboratory open to the public, the research drew up the guidelines for a documental and representative methods discussing the definition of a contemporary conservation praxis facing with digital technologies.
The research stems from a restoration of a Polyptych, Madonna con Bambino, Santi e Apostoli by Vittore Crivelli, damaged by earthquake of 2016 and temporarily showcased at Pinacoteca of San Domenico in Fano (PU). The public could visit the workplace set up and use the experimental informative system created from conservative data and results of intervention. To do this, the general process of documentation has progressed in strong synergy with restoration work. Thanks to the collaboration between experts, the project has established a set of priorities in order to capitalise the global results and better communicate each phase of intervention.
The content of the study focuses on identifying guidelines that would form a possible framework for documentation useful for conservation of artistic heritage.
The standard workflow presented in the paper may potentially influence the theory of conservation as well as the practice. Developing a new approach to heritage, the study aims at bringing digital strategies into the field of conservation in order to propose the new idea of Conservation 4.0.