Ophis was founded in 2015 by the company Ferrari Restauri, which since 2002 has been involved in the search for suitable materials for the preservation of photos, archival materials, storage and transport.
Ophis continues the activity proposing itself to the national, private and ecclesiastical archives.
Over the years, the company has acquired the ability to monitor, from the beginning to the end, all those activities necessary for the safeguarding of a cultural asset, fundamental to ensure its correct protection and use.
Here, therefore, consultancy activities are carried out in the field of restoration, anoxic processes and the conservation of photographic and archival material to museums, collectors, libraries and archives, suggesting appropriate methods for asset management; Diagnostic activities, performed before any direct intervention and necessary for the identification of the specific problems of the material and its degradation. The results obtained thanks to diagnostics allow you to plan the actual restoration project.
Together with these activities, the company periodically organizes training and refresher courses for restorers and sector employees.
Since 2002 it has expanded its activity with a section that deals with the sale of products for the conservation of photographic and archival material, the search for suitable and innovative materials in the field of museum conservation. In this context, the Ophis representatives provide technical assistance to individuals, collectors and public administrations in the selection of suitable materials for the preservation of documentary material, also carrying out inspections and estimates.