IGMA-Expert PrinciplesOur main goal is to preserve the work of art by providing the necessary conservation and restoration work. In restoration, the most important criterion is the ability to reverse the restoration process. We keep this requirement in mind when we select materials and choose appropriate procedures. Our restorers are constantly monitoring the latest trends in this area and base their work on most up-to-date techniques.
In our work, we use the surface dirt removal technologies, based on many years of research and rich experience of Italian chemist Paolo Cremonesi. These technologies involve the solvent mixtures classified by their increasing polarity; the materials used by our experts are neither harmful to works of art, nor poisonous to humans.
Marina Shariy, Head of IGMA restorationMarina Shariy, head of IGMA restoration atelier, is a professional restorer with unique experience in this area.
Previously, she took part in restoration works in the Tikhvin Monastery (iconostasis, frescoes) in Russia; St. Vladimir Cathedral (restoration of the icons and mural paintings) in Kronstadt, Russia; Senate-Synod and the State Hermitage Museum (murals) in St. Petersburg, Russia. For eight years, Marina Shariy worked as a restorer in the art restoration atelier of the St. Alexander Nevsky Lavra in St. Petersburg, Russia. She also has extensive experience of working with private collectors.
Since 2009, Marina Shariy collaborates with the restoration atelier of Geneva Museum of Art and History, directed by Victor Lopes. She participated in the restoration of works by Dutch and Flemish artists of the 17th and 18th centuries as a part of the exhibition project "Art and Art Markets", and also the works of such artists as Jean-Pierre Saint-Ours (neoclassicism), Claude Monet (impressionism) and Carlos Schwabe (symbolism), Serge Panke (as a part of the exhibition project "Scenery, Design, Industry").
As one of the latest courses in her continuous professional education In 2011, Marina Shariy completed the practical and theoretical course Materials and methods for removing surface and varnish dirt on the paintingsknown as the "Paolo Cremonesi method", organized by Geneva Museum of History and Art.
Our main services- Restoring easel and monumental paintings
- Restoring and providing conservation of polychrome sculpture, frames, iconostasis
- Analysis and assessment of the condition of artworks
- Artistic and decorative paintings
- Consulting and curator services for private and institutional collections
- We are open to discuss and find a personalised solutions for works related to art restauration, conservation, assessment or maintenance.