Workshop “Wet treatments
of Works on Paper” (Germany)

Theoretical and practical sessions. When to apply wet treatments on paper, and how. From the basis of handling wet paper to more complex moisturizing, humidification and washing techniques. Fugitivity tests, types of inks and their properties, and many case studies to show conservation treatments on real artwork: manuscripts and documents, drawings, watercolours, pastels, charcoal drawings…  Continue reading

Video about the profession of book and paper conservator

What does a paper conservator do? Whom does she work for? What skills and knowledge does she ought to have?
Preservation and conservation, a field linked to science, history and arts and crafts. A video explains what differenciates us from forgers and shows -among other- how we produce a hand-made suction table to restore paper artifacts, with loads of creativity, a feature most necessary to become book and paper conservator. Continue reading

ICON: Impregnated Tracing Paper Conservation

Organization: Icon Book and Paper Group (London). Webinar series Conservation Together At Home #31. Lecture: Conservation of Impregnated Tracing Paper. This lecture was held first in the Hague (Netherlands), in the Symposium Technical Drawings and Reproductions, organized by Restauratoren Nederland … Continue reading

Impregnated tracing paper with tapes and ball-point pen inscriptions

Owner: Association of Architects of Catalonia (CoAC). Commissioned by:  Sitges Museums (Sitges, Spain). Object: Impregnated tracing paper architectural drawing. Author: Lluís Domènech i Montaner, catalan architect (1850-1923). Damages: Yellowing, fragmented artwork, wrinkles, tears, pressure sensitive tapes (several types), ball-point pen inscriptions. Conservation treatment: Varnish … Continue reading

Cores Symposium: Reversible vs Irreversible

Event: Cores Symposium. Dilemmas: Between cherishing damage and cleaning up this mess. Restorers, collection managers and researchers on conservation and restoration. Lecture: Reversible vs Irreversible. Organization: Syntrawest, Vlaanderen Departement Cultuur, Jeugd en media Venue: State Archives, Brugge (Belgium). Audience: Paper conservators, curators, historians, librarians, archivists. … Continue reading

Conservation of sketches on pencil and watercolour

Owner: Association of Architects of Catalonia (CoAC). Object: Drawings on pencil and watercolour of the romanesque monastery of Sant Pere de Roda (Girona, Spain). Author: Architect Lluís Domènech i Montaner. Date: 1905

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