The Contribution of digital documentation in rescue and interventionist art restoration.

The artwork, as the reason of man is manifested through matter, subject to the processes of the physical laws that govern our planet in terms of stress and wear of material elements that compose it. Particularly schedule longevity evolves in space-time, in conditions most often contrary to the natural preservation of the original form. The man with the expertise, the syntiritis- therapist works of art, using the latest scientific achievements, interferes in the life of art and achieves, such as medicine, suspend all deleterious factors that contribute to fatigue or deterioration of materials elements. Certainly, the effort to achieve this objective requires greater cooperation of many different disciplines. As science offer important information for the interpretation of the causes that created stress in the material, but also for a more complete picture of the overall architectural structure of the artwork. This knowledge helps conservators of works of art, to determine the survival and therapeutic procedures to be applied for each individual project. Collaboration with art theorists, contributes to better knowledge of the historical circumstances and the visual environment of the time created the artwork, but also in Museological exhibition project. Since the early 1980s, the National Gallery- Alexandros Soutzos Museum has started to build its research innovations for the preservation and maintenance of the works, typical example is the preservation and maintenance of one of the three burnt projects Parthenis, related publishing Archaeology magazine in 1986. Down through the years scientific successes in the rescue and preservation of works of art space, led in 1993 to the first pilot application of new technologies. The D / Department of Conservation and restoration of works of art at the National Gallery in collaboration with the Democritus University of Thrace and Professor Gerasimos Kekkeri used the technology of the time creating the first database on the preservation and maintenance of works of art. The program database containing images and information referring to previous interventions on paintings, in research, such as scans of the painting color, maintenance reports, in materials, in operations results in statistics etc. Today the National Gallery - Museum Alexandros Soutzos, with the collaboration of the scientific staff, presents a comprehensive program entitled "The maintenance of works of art in the digital age this experience, dissemination of knowledge, participation" The development of smart / optical electronic systems enables accessibility to information and approach to a wider range of international cooperation, such as large museums abroad, who have research work with universities, with research institutions (ITE Irakeleiou Crete, NCSR Demokritos), by Technological Educational Institutes maintenance art of Greece and abroad. etc. At the same time, they designed and developed educational programs and interactive games on the maintenance of works of art that appeal more to youth groups. These applications are designed to raise awareness of young people on issues that concern our cultural heritage. The electronic imaging, computer technology overcome barriers, distance, isolationist, politics of unequal opportunities, allowing users to move among the topics of their interest interactively, gaining knowledge, education and culture. Modern technology, creating information - picture prepare a new institutional framework function space research; the rescue treatment -MAINTENANCE - approach to art. It opens new horizons for distant strategic, management and dissemination of cultural heritage. Dr. Michael B. Doulgeridis