In 2012, Venizelos G. Gavrilakis, senior expert conservator and restorer of historical artwork and antiquities, specialized in paintings, icons, artwork and antiquities, and his wife, Vaia A. Karagianni, conservator and restorer, founded "Ieri Parakatathiki Labs," a conservation and restoration laboratory of historical artwork and antiquities, based Istanbul.
In December 2022, they renamed their laboratory “VENIS STUDIOS” and expanded to Greece, Cyprus, Jordan and other countries.
VENIS STUDIOS is a company that undertakes conservation and restoration projects of all portable and fixed artwork such as paintings, icon panels, artworks, antiquities, historical monuments, etc., in Greece, Turkey, Cyprus, Europe, Jordan, United States, and other countries worldwide. Its purpose is to save artifacts and artwork by combining science with art.
VENIS STUDIOS has conserved and restored artwork and antiquities in collaboration with, among others, the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate, museums, art and antique galleries, churches, and private art collectors.
Every artwork that is restored by VENIS STUDIOS is given a lifetime warranty for high-quality conservation and restoration with certified materials.