Iconography

Investigating and collecting iconography - in its many different formats such as painting, drawing or photography - about a particular person, place, building or theme is an invitation to go on a journey filled with surprises, awakening in the senses the experience of time travel and contemplating, through images, that which a thousand words can sometimes not describe.

Heraldry

Both a science and an art, heraldry concerns the ordering, description, identification, study and understanding of coats of arms. Very much alive today, with practical utility and artistic representation on various physical media, heraldry is manifested in various fields, from families to municipalities, including companies, associations and many other institutions.

Property heritage

Behind the estate or manor where an exquisite wine is produced or the ancient Palace converted into a charming hotel or into comfortable apartments, there is a rich history of events populated with people who gave life to these places, whose discovery will consist of an original voyage towards that singular identity.

Genealogy and Family History

If, as a rule, we know about our parents and grandparents, we only have a vague account or memory of our great grandparents. Who were, after all, these men and women from whom we descend? Where were they born? What did they do? What names did they use? It is through the answers to these questions that we may write the unique and distinct history of each family throughout the centuries.

Biography

Biographies are increasingly in the limelight amidst literary forms. Replete with particularities – since each life is unrepeatable! -, they are stories composed of many stories. From the most acknowledged personalities to other more discreet ones, they all have something to tell, among unique circumstances and singular memories that deserve to be perpetuated and passed on to the following generations.

Prospecting for art objects, antiques, coins and books

To find that painting, sculpture, piece of furniture or coin that will enrich a collection, or the ancient book that was missing in a library, is a rewarding mission that allows to satisfy an individual interest yet at the same time a collective one, by contributing to the preservation of its underlying patrimonial-historical identity.

History of Institutions

Institutions have always had a history, no matter how far or close their establishment is set back in time! From a company to a sports club, a shop to a charity association, a school to a military regiment, to regain its past is to understand its evolution and relationship with the environment in which it is run, promoting its own identity and projecting it into the future.

Art

Art, in all its forms, is a singular expression of human nature and its diversity, which can be appreciated for its aesthetic or sentimental value, or even for investment purposes. The study of a particular Work of Art, contextualising its author, period or provenance, is simultaneously an act of passion and of appreciation.

Organization of archival collections

So often treated as old piles of papers, with no use, these documents that rest, sometimes for centuries, in an old chest in the attic of the family house or in the obsolete company’s warehouse, are a precious evidence of the lives and the ways of being from other times. To organize and to attend to such collections is to recover this undeserved cut with the past!