ReturnCapus: an urban art conservation project
Montana Colors participates in a fascinating European initiative for urban art conservation, which will be included as an academic subject in several universities.
CAPus is a project which will promote the conservation of art in public spaces, subsidized by the European Union. Its final purpose is to define the conditions and procedures that will allow the creation of a master's degree in conservation and restoration of urban art at the University of Torino, Italy.
It is an international project, comprising of public institutions (universities and research centers) and private companies from five different countries (Italy, Germany, Croatia, Poland and Spain), including Montana Colors. The project started in March 2018 and will last three years.
On the 3rd and 4th of October the latest meeting was held in Turin, where Montana Colors presented a glossary of graffiti and street art terms, along with the first videos of interviews with urban artists (TvBoy and Sixe). These videos will be included in a documentary produced by Montana Colors in which several artists and graffiti artists will contribute their opinions about interventions in the street and the conservation of the pieces created.
At the meeting in Torino new trials were drawn up, including how and when they would be carried out. Montana Colors collaborates in this project by testing accelerated aging, via QUV, of a collection of painted concrete slabs subjected to different treatments.
Through the CAPus Montana Colors project, the company cements its place as a key agent of research of artistic intervention in urban settings and will be present in some of the most prestigious classrooms in Europe, providing the results of studies undertaken in the field of art restoration and conservation.ShareDecember 30, 2019