Between them, Mette and Bent Hacke have worked with restauration and conservation for more than half a century.
Through access to private and public collections they have aquired general and specific knowledge and methodology working with some of the worlds best artists (contemporary and old):
... and many, many more. See more examples of art conservation.Art Conservator
Hacke Artcare is a part of the movement spearheaded by Danish, European and American art conservators to renew the art of conservation and restoration and turn it into a science. This work was started in the 70s and 80s and continues today. For more information about the profession, we recommend this article on Wikipedia.
We know the importance of craftsmanship and science in our line of work. We have seen firsthand the results of bad craftsmanship or outdated conservation-methods on art. Our methods emphasize reversability and we strive to preserve the patina and wear of a piece of art when we remove grime and varnish or reverse damage done. Some damage can even be caused by the craftsmanship of the original artists. We are often presented with modern and mixed-media artwork in a state of decay, due to the combination of materials used. Even this kind of damage can be repaired.
We have a large knowledgebase on danish and international artists and go to great lenghts to use the original pigments and adhesives used in their artworks. We also consult the artists and relevant literature to ensure the authenticity of our work.
We have worked on a large volume of artwork in public and private collections in Denmark over the last 35+ years and are familar with the tecniques and methods of numerous danish and international artists.
Kraesten Iversen tapestry before conservation
A part of this work is also keeping up-to-date with the newest inventions and methods of the craft. This exchange of experience is done in scientific journals and organizations such as the IIC.