Exhibition “Art and Heritage: Preserving History”

Event: 20th Paper and Board Fair Project: Exhibition Art and Heritage: Preserving History. Texts, photographs and illustrations. Graphic design by Altaveu Creatiu. Organization: Sarrià de Ter City Hall (Sarrià de Ter, Girona, SPAIN). Program: See complete data here or download it. Venue: Hall … Continue reading

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

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 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

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