Semi limp vellum binding conservation

Owner: Private collection. Object: Semi limp vellum binding. 17th-18th century. Damages: Parchment loss on the spine, locks were lost too. Some synthethic glue adhered in the front cover, under the parchment tears. Structural damages Conservation treatment: Repair of the structural … Continue reading

Conservation of romantic album

Owner: Museum of History of Barcelona (MUHBA). Object: Romantic album (reference MHCB 42054 from the Museum), from the 3rd quarter of 19th century. It contains drawings, paintings (among which some attributed to Fortuny, one by Pérez Villaamil, one Gustave Doré, … Continue reading

Workshop on Paper, Leather and Photographs Conservation

Course title: Workshop on Paper, Leather and Photographs Conservation Recipient: National Records & Archives Authority (Masqat, OMAN) Project: Custom-made workshop on the demanded topics. Dates: 22-26 August 2016. Teachers: Rita Udina, Márk Somogyi, Jordi Mestre. Program: See complete data here.     

Conservation of parchment codex with wooden boards

Owner: Sant Martí Sarroca council (Barcelona, Spain). Object: Manuscripted codex, with parchment sheets and wooden boards covered with leather. 16th century score with gregorian songs from the chapel Sant Pere ad Vincula of the Vernet tower. Damages: Mold, woodworm and rat losses, mutilation, … Continue reading

Mould treatment and conservation of archive holdings

Owner: Diputació de Barcelona. Object: Archive holdings damaged by mold. Damages: Losses and stains due to mold and insects. Cockling, stains, dirt. Conservation treatment: Mold treatment, cleaning, consolidation of damaged areas. Re-binding of the damaged books. Conservators: Pere Sacot, Anna Ferrer, Tuuli Jõesaar, Rita … Continue reading

Paperback books restoration. Scouting library

Owner: Youth Documentary Center – Direcció General de Joventut. Generalitat de Catalunya (catalan government). Artefact: Joan Ballester Collection, paperback books about boy-scouts movement (s.XIX-XX).

Restoration of iron-gall ink manuscripted score

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.

Large scale velvet book restoration

Owner: Military History and Culture Center (Barcelona). Artefact: “Atlas histórico y topográfico de la guerra de África, sostenida por la nación española contra el imperio marroquí en 1859 y 1860” (Historical and topographical atlas of the african war, sustained by the spanish nation against … Continue reading