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

Lecture: “Diving in wet treatments”

Event: Technical conference Re-En-Papelamos (I). The purpose of wet treatments in conservation. Lecture: Diving in wet treatments (“En restauración de papel, nos mojamos”). Organization: Emma Sánchez, equip de l’IPCE (Instituto del Patrimonio Cultural de España). Venue: Institute for Cultural Heritage in Spain (Instituto del Patrimonio … 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 topicsfor professional conservators. Dates: 22-26 August 2016. Teachers: Rita Udina, Márk Somogyi, Jordi Mestre. Program: See complete data … 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 sports posters

Owner: Barcelona Municipal Archive (Sants-Montjuïc District). Artefact: Two large scale lithographic posters about the Catalonia Cycling Tour from Sants Sports Club. Also some other smaller posters and a printed brochure about the Tour. 

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

Conservation of oversized velvet album book

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

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