Category: Restoration

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

A romantic courier trip: two Renaissance portraits meet up again

Hans Mielich. Retrat d’una dona de 57 anysHans Mielich. Retrat d’una dona de 57 anys

One of the habitual tasks of the conservator-restorer of the museum is to act as a courier. It is a job that doesn’t only involve accompanying the work to be loaned for a temporary exhibition but also writing the reports about the state of conservation, of the interventions of restoration (if necessary), supervision of packing…

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Author: Anna Carreras

A dead revived: Viladomat’s self-portrait

autoretrat de Viladomat

On the occasion of the exhibitions based around the figure of the painter Antoni Viladomat, his Self-Portrait has been restored. His work that was in the reserves of the museum, was not exhibited due to its poor state of conservation. The painting had suffered the consequences of some unfortunate vicissitudes it had undergone in the…

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Author: Núria Prat

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

Taking a close look at the Christ of Sant Climent de Taüll

Sant Climent de Taüll

How many times have we seen this image? Many, for sure. And more so, taking into account that it has recently been very present in the press. The discovery of the remains of paint, or the deeper layers, has been in the news, in the church itself of Sant Climent de Taüll and also the…

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Author: Núria Oriols

The how and why of the restoration of a watercolour by Tapiró

Imatges del final de la intervenció, amb llum difosa (esquerra) i rasant (dreta).Imatges del final de la intervenció, amb llum difosa (esquerra) i rasant (dreta).

More than a conventional watercolour, The Darcawi Holy Man of Marrakech, by Josep Tapiró (Reus, 1836 – Tangier, 1913) is a water-based painting, very richly worked, that doesn’t leave you indifferent. The circumstances, however, had led it to a such a deficient state of conservation that the aesthetic potential and technical quality had become lifeless….

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Author: Carme Ramells