El.En group, a leading global manufacturer and distributor of world class lasers for medical and aesthetic purposes and for the restoration of valuable art has donated two new generation lasers to the Uffizi Gallery.
With its headquarters based in Calenzano (Florence-Italy), the international company has donated two highly sophisticated lasers to the Uffizi Gallery for restoration and conservation of historical art painting in the Gallery and the statues in the Boboli Gardens.
The donated “Light Brush” Laser by El.En/DEKA uses Erbium technology to provide paintings and frescoes a fresh new lease in life. This is not the first time that El.En group has donated for art conservation of priceless masterpieces. In the past it has also donated laser devices to the Vatican Museums (Rome) and to the overseas Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York and the Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles.
Paolo Salvadeo, General Manager of El.En., stated: “To revive beauty wherever it might be in order to bestow it upon future generations. This is why we are here. We are particularly honoured that Uffizi director Mr Schmidt has accepted our donation. This confirms once again his extraordinary sensitivity for art, a universal heritage we have a duty to preserve, by passing on to posterity the message of beauty and love left by the great masters of the past”.
The Director of the Uffizi Gallery, Eike Schmidt adds “The protection of artistic heritage has always been one of our chief concerns: we are therefore happy to accept this donation, because the lasers produced by El.En. provide us with new instruments for the conservation of works of art, that will allow us to intervene without undermining or compromising their integrity, and instead fully reveal their beauty. Moreover, we are proud of this partnership because it is based on a technology that is made in Italy, or rather in Florence, which is exported and known throughout the world”.