Virtual Restoration

Virtual restoration (VR) improves the readability of an artwork, without resorting to non-reversible interventions on the original. Moreover, VR allows to pre-visualize the results of a restoration intervention and to propose hypotheses about the original condition of an artwork. VR thus makes it possible to operate where traditional restoration techniques cannot be applied, either because of material reasons, or because of the lack of adequate technical solutions. Beyond the scope of studies, VR can also be used for didactic and science popularization purposes.
Artifact Imaging brings its expertise in both tridimensional imaging and ancient craftsmanship to propose high quality virtual restorations for all types of supports and purposes:

      • Volumetric characteristics – condition report, statistics, comparisons…
      • Polychromatic characteristics – UV/VIS/IR imaging, detection of polychromatic traces, virtual restoration of polychromy…
      • Detection and determination of technical traces (use-wear analysis) – Tool marks and shaping, restorations…
      • Virtual contextualization of digitized works – Multiplication of hypotheses, tests of positioning or assembly of fragments…
      • Non-invasive virtual restoration (colors and volumes)