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A group of Apostles out of place. Mural paintings from Sant Pere del Burgal /2

Paz Marquès The fragment of mural painting from Sant Pere del Burgal is currently in the process of being restored. We have been working on this piece for years, studying its place with respect to the apse, the nature of the pigments, the surface materials … always with the idea of being able to insert…

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Author: Paz Marquès

A group of Apostles out of place. Mural Paintings from Sant Pere del Burgal / 1

Paz Marquès Here at the Museu Nacional, in the restoration and preventive conservation workshop we have a spectacular, fairly large fragment of mural painting, measuring 2.4 x 3.03 metres, that until a few years ago was in the museum’s reserves. Place of origin This fragment, like the paintings that we have exhibited in the museum,…

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Author: Paz Marquès

The mural painting transfer kitchen

Cheese, milk, gelatin and flour could be some of the ingredients placed on the desks in Franco Steffanoni’s restoration workshop. We are not talking about a cook here, but a restorer who works with works of art –to be precise, with material patrimonial assets (for nobody can deny that culinary dishes are works of art…

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Author: Núria Oriols

Paintings in the cathedrals of Europe, congress in Pisa

Restorers, but also architects, engineers, physicists and chemists, conservators of collections, politicians, members of the church and managers, participated in the latest congress about European cathedrals which is held annually in Pisa and that, in its fourth Edition, was dedicated to the conservation of pictorial heritage. Organised by the Opera della Primaziale Pisana, the emphasis…

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Author: Mireia Mestre

Years of dirt. Restoration of the Apostolate of Sant Romà de Les Bons

Apostolat, segle XII.

Sant Romà de les Bons is a small and pretty church located in Encamp, Andorra. We would like to share the restoration of the two fragments of Romanesque mural painting which were taken down a strappo and transferred, which came from this place and have been conserved in the Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya since…

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Author: Paz Marquès