Facade of the Scuola Grande di San Marco in Venice

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The restoration of the façade of the Renaissance Scuola (1487) has provided an opportunity to broaden knowledge about this monument, which is important due to the variety and complexity of building materials used – in total, seven different types of stone and marble – and the different types of decay present.

Façade of the Scuola Grande di San Marco, Venice ITALY

Sensors connected to computers were applied to the fabric to record the daily atmospheric conditions and their effect on the various materials. The conservation campaign has seen to the consolidation of the stonework, the cleaning of the decorative surfaces, the removal of biological growth and carbon deposits, and the installation of an electrostatic system to deter pigeons.

“For the detailed analysis and extensive restoration of a complex masterpiece of Renaissance craftsmanship according to the most modern techniques.”

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