Activities

Cultura Suisse 2020

For the second time the specialized Swiss fair for museums, monument conservation and cultural heritage took place at BERNEXPO in January 2020. Attendance figures were incredibly strong. We had the honor to present our services at our own prominent booth.

Lecture

During the fair Dr. Franz-Josef Sladeczek presented a lecture: Damaged and restored: The issue of financial devaluation.

CULTURA SUISSE 2022

The third run of CULTURA SUISSE will take place in January 2022. ARTexperts will attend again.

ANNUAL REPORT 2019

2019 prove to be a multi facetted business year with very complex challenges. The refreshened team at Dufourstrasse devoted all it’s energy to numerous mandates. Broad expertise and a vivid exchange between specialists of all fields characterized the year 2019, as usual. Annual report PDF (german)

DAMAGES ON ART WORKS

In March 2018 a massive damage occurred in a Château near lake Murtensee, due to flooding. As a result, vast mould contamination on large numbers of works of art became apparent. A speedy and careful evacuation of the 1,800 works involved helped limit the damage drastically. Within only ten months the collection was cleaned, conserved and inventorized before returning to it’s home.

CONSERVATION OF ART ON BUILDINGS

In both 2016 and 2018 we were commissioned to examine issues of protection of «Art on Buildings». One dealt with the challenge of preserving a mural by Friedrich Traffelet, a painter from Berne; the second demanded our broad expertise regarding the interiors of a villa by lake Zürichsee, the former home of two art collectors’ families.

A selection of our other activities

Cultura Suisse 2019

CULTURA SUISSE puts over 110 exhibitors, contributors, supporters and sponsors of Swiss museums and cultural heritage in the spotlight. The annual fair is divided into two segments representing museums on one side and cultural heritage on the other. This grass root show is of supreme importance for art related matters within Switzerland. It receives rave reviews and nationwide attention. ARTexperts is using this opportunity to present itself to a wide audience.

ARTISTIC SUCCESSION

Artists’ successions have been a core competence of ARTexperts for many years now. As an example: Between 2015 and 2017 we were commissioned to look after the succession of Swiss artist Peter Travaglini, who had been active in the fields of painting, sculpture and graphic arts. In September 2017 we served as co-organizer of the Basle conference titled «Preserving Art? Challenges and Advantages of Artists’ Successions».

DAMAGES ON CULTURAL MONUMENTS

In January 2011 a fire in the aisle of Solothurn Cathedral caused excessive smutting throughout the church. ARTexperts were part of the task force dealing with cleaning & conservation of the cathedral, which was re-opened again in September 2012.

Augusto Giacometti (1877-1947)