Restoration & Conservation
The Belvederes restoration and conservation department is dedicated to the preservation and care, restoration, and technological research into the art and cultural assets of the Belvederes collection, which ranges from the Middle Ages to contemporary art. Its mission is to record and preserve objects of historical and cultural significance. Conserving these irreplaceable originals requires a methodical and scientific approach in order to shed light on the historical, stylistic, iconographical, technological, and material aspects of the artworks. With this in mind, the Belvederes conservators devise appropriate strategies. On average, the department conserves and restores 150 paintings and frames each year, and frames and mounts between 100 and 150 graphic works.
Among the departments many tasks is preventative conservation, which covers the conservation management of temporary exhibitions and loans as well as environmental monitoring in exhibitions and the stores.