Gouache on paper, painting by Joan Ponç

Owner: Private collection. Object: “Gran Pastoral”, gouache on paper, 83 x 112 cm. Author: Joan Ponç, 1948. Damages: The artwork was lined on a Kraft paper with tapes and synthetic adhesives. It had losses and tears, and remarkable oxidation damage. The … Continue reading

Limp vellum binding conservation

Owner: Private collection. Artefact: Semi limp vellum binding (semi because the cardboards inside the covers provide it a certain body, even if they are not pasted onto the parchment). 17th-18th century. Printed book. Damages: Parchment loss on the spine, locks … Continue reading

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 conservation

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.

Stationery limp vellum binding with flap

Limp vellum binding with flap. 18th century. Manuscript with cook recipes.
Damages: Parchment loss on the spine and front cover. Broken lock and borken spine reinforcing made of leather which hold the sewing. the locks were lost too. The parchment had been soaked in oil in former interventions to “protect” it. Continue reading

Conservation 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

Tàpies print conservation & light bleaching

Owner: Private collection. Object: Print (lithograph): “5oo anys de llibres catalans” Author: Antoni Tàpies. Damages: Foxing, discoloration. Conservation treatment: Wet cleaning, deacidification, light bleaching. Conservators: Rita Udina.