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

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.   

Conservation of plans on tracing paper and onion paper

Owner: Association of Architects of Catalonia (CoAC). Object: Plans on tracing paper and onion paper dating 20th century. Damages: Folds on paper, tears, losses, tape stains. Conservation treatment: Stain removal for pressure sensitive tapes, consolidation, flattening. This restoration has been complex enough to … Continue reading

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

Restoration of watercolour by Emili Armengol Gall

(castellano / català) Owner: Private collection. Artefact: Watercolour drawing by Emili Armengol i Gall. Lantern-summer festival (at Terrassa?) view of Sant Llorenç del Munt (la Mola) at the background (spanish countryside). c.1930. Author: Emili Armengol i Gall, catalan painter and jewler. Some of his artwork … Continue reading