Protector picture case

Taking manual measures: climate control data collection with the HAHN-hand hygromether

PROTECTOR picture case for the „Madonna delle Rose“ by Tiziano

Protection of the painting „Madonna delle Rose (Tiziano)" in the Uffizi Gallery in Florence, Italy.

To ensure the conservation and protection of the painting "Madonna delle Rose" from Tizian in the Uffizi Gallery, the gallery decided to purchase a PROTECTOR picture case. The showcase had to maintain a constant relative humidity of 52%. This value was specified in cooperation with the museum management and the restorer.

During the installation of the painting in the exhibition area a prevailing relative air humidity of about 40% had to be controlled beyond the given passive air conditioning possibilities. This task was assigned to the patented active Clean Air and Relative Humidity module RK-2. In a relatively long period of nearly 2 months, the relative humidity in the showcase was raised and stabilized extremely carefully to the desired 52%. Once this condition was achieved, the RK-2 Generator was turned off and the air connections were closed. The temperature and the relative air humidity are checked on a daily basis.

Aktive Be-/Entfeuchtung der Protectorvitrine mit dem aktiven Klimatisierungsgerät HAHN RK2
La Madonna delle Rose, Tizian, Galleria degli Uffizi, Florenz

In the event of deviations caused by the humidity absorption of the painting, the Clean Air and Relative Humidity module RK-2 can easily be reintroduced to compensate for the loss.The aluminium profiles of the PROTECTOR picture case were adapted accurately to the profile of the painting frame. Finally, the specified hanging systems were attached.

The monitoring of the micro environment of the painting during its exhibition in the gallery is possible by means of the digital HAHN-hand hygrometer, without the need to move or open the showcase.

We are convinced that our commitment to the best of our knowledge has contributed to preserving this work of art, and we hope that many generations will enjoy this very beautiful and peace inducing painting.

Quoting: „ ESSAY ON THE PROTECTOR PICTURE CASE FOR THE PAINTING „MADONNA DELLE ROSE“ BY TIZIAN AT THE UFFIZI GALLERY IN FLORENCE“ by Klaus Faller, Brixen, February 27, 2002