Restoration of iron-gall ink manuscripted score

CASTELLANOCATALÀ

  • Owner: Documentation Centre of the Orfeó Català – Palau de la Música (Barcelona).
  • Artefact: Manuscripted score on iron-gall ink and laid paper. Renaissance binding on reversed leather and cotton locks. 1643.
  • Damages: Corrosion of iron-gall ink and paper. The binding had remarakable losses and damages.
  • Restoration treatment: Wet cleaning, deacidification, phytate treatment (phytic acid) of the inks. Consolidation of the sheets (lining). Restoration of the bookbinding.

upper corner of the bookTest previous to acid phytic (Fe+2) and pH test Inner cord of the headband under the endleaf Renaissance binding in reverse leather