Extraordinary maintenance to Perseus

Venerdì, 22 Novembre 2013 on Venerdì, 22 Novembre 2013. Posted in Florence art news

Is this to end the maintenance

Extraordinary maintenance to Perseus
Three weeks before the start, as expected is this to end the extraordinary maintenance to the group of Perseus by Benvenuto Cellini, in Loggia dei Lanzi in Piazza della Signoria. Under the direction of Antonio Godoli (architect of the Uffizi ) and Francesca de Luca (responsible for the painting department of the second Renaissance, Mannerism, of the seventeenth century Uffizi ) , the maintenance work carried out by the technicians of the firm Morigi of Bologna, provided for the replacement of all protective applied to bronze. It was known that the protective employed during the intervention of a decade ago, compounds from a acrylic paint and from a microciristallina polyethylene wax, would be effective for a period of three to five years. Thanks also to the regular maintenance that the Perseus has been submitted, it was possible to prolong the life of the protective system for more than ten years. During these interventions has been consistently verified the effectiveness of the protective system. From the data thus obtained was showed that regular maintenance of the protective has improved effectiveness. According to the technicians, the method adopted and regularity of controls, guarantee the maintenance and the conservation of the Perseus for a long time.