Vision & Values

Vision & Values

For years our group has been committed to experimenting forms of valorization of historical and artistic heritage that respect, on the one hand, the essential requirements for restoration and preservation, and, on the other, the design of interventions that have clear and shared objectives.

The object of our interest can be a  monument, a mosaic, a painting, a historical park, a castle, a theater, an archeological area, a historical center, or an intangible asset.

Well before every practical evaluation for an intervention we ask ourselves:

Well before every practical evaluation for an intervention we ask ourselves:

  • what the intended use is: exposure, use for experts, use for the general public;
  • what the type of use will be: intensive or occasional, for a few or many;
  • what kind of management model can be implemented to ensure the proper use of the item that respects the intrinsic nature and historical value of the property and that maximizes the quality of services to the public;
  • how to ensure that appropriate controls and cadenced maintenance interventions are executed on the asset and that the use does not cause damage;
  • how to design systems and equipment rooms without altering the historical connotations of the asset and above all how to make these interventions reversible.

The issues mentioned are complex and our experience has allowed us to develop a work and design/implementation methodology that evaluates all the implications of the choices on the future of the property in a full spectrum way. We support public administrations in the planning phase and in feasibility studies, envision viable scenarios and evaluate the impact of economic and financial repercussions. We take on the burden of managing the asset either directly or in partnership during the development of the model in order to ensure its success.

We follow every step of the design and construction supervision. We liaise directly with the public authorities and institutions responsible for the supervision of the assets. We find solutions and we implement them.

We firmly believe that it is our DUTY to PRESERVE not only the OBJECT (whether it be a product, writing, sound, memory, tradition, use or custom) for future generations but also to make it INTELLIGIBLE, APPRECIABLE, comprehensible and to do this by exploiting the human need to nourish knowledge through STIMULI, INTERACTION, STUDY AND ENJOYMENT.

Knowledge must be stimulated and maximized and all good art history must be read and understood by all and we intermediaries have to figure out how to make this history known.

The use of an asset should be facilitated and not hindered because from it come the resources to preserve and restore. It is up to our skills and sensitivity as well as experience to ensure that this process is ongoing, and creates value for the community, which ensures the proper preservation and knowledge of historical and artistic heritage for future generations.

OUR GUIDELINES

OUR GUIDELINES

Restoration itself is always a traumatic act that even if carried out in accordance with the principles of minimal impact, reversibility and recognizability, it  inevitably leaves a trace to our descendants and is always a cultural interpretation that is a creation of a precise historical and socio-economic context. It can manifest itself in the crystallization of the historical document or contribute to an active role in community service.

In the field of economics of built cultural heritage, the focus must shift from restoration intended as the actual restoration as a preparatory act to a broader local development project in which the planned conservation is the catalystic source.

These very activities related to conservation planning have a positive and lasting impact on the local economy.

For this to happen it is necessary to create the conditions for the growth of intellectual capital through a complex system of services and works that stimulate reflection, teaching, innovation, research, discussion and cooperation with the territory.

We are starting with a new paradigm that sees the modified models based on heritage and tourism as value-generating factors, in models in which culture plays a role as a catalyst for the networking and hybridization of cognitive innovation.

Our projects for the enhancement of built heritage are designed to provide the territory with cultural infrastructure (works and services) whose primary purpose is to raise public awareness, be it an operator in business, industry, a professional or a tourist, of cultural, humanistic and scientific (history, building characters and style, art and crafts, materials and construction techniques, practices and customs, etc.) topics that underlie the genesis of heritage and its relationship with the territory. The disciplines involved in the conception of an enhancement project are varied and require specialization in the fields of

  • Restoration and conservation
  • Fruition and management
  •  Accessibility
  •  Communication and education/training
  • Disclosure and entertainment

Syremont began as a company specializing in restoration and particularly in chemistry of restoration and after decades of cutting-edge research and applications it has gained the conviction that restoration itself needs to be aimed at an active social function.

Hence the commitment to the study and application of sustainable management models that provide the basis for shifting the focus from restoration intended as an event to restoration as part of a strategy to develop local skills in order to enhance and preserve the heritage for future generations.