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.     

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.