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.     

Russian posters conservation

Owner: Private collection. Object: Two lithographic posters with communist propaganda, dating 1959. Damages: Severe folds, tape reinforcings at the back, tears, dirt, slight cockling, paper losses. Conservation treatment: Dry cleaninng, tape removal, wet cleaning and deacidification, consolidation (tears mending, gaps infilling, lining), flattening and … Continue reading

Conservation of ‘The Disasters of War’, by Goya

Owner: Private collector. Object: The Disasters of War (“Los desastres de la guerra”), series of 80 prints, dated between 1810 and 1820. They belong to the 1863 first printed edition. Author: Francisco de Goya y Lucientes (1746-1828). Damages: Slight discolouration on the edges, … Continue reading

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

Movie posters restoration

Owner: Private collection. Artefacts: Printed poster Barbarella Queen of the Galaxy, 105 x 68 cm (1968); and a large scale lithographic poster À bout de souffle… (160 x 120 cm),1960.

Restoration of sports posters

(castellano / català) Owner: Barcelona Municipal Archive (Sants-Montjuïc District). Artefact: Two large scale lithographic posters about the Catalonia Cycling Tour from Sants Sports Club.   

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.