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collections: restoration and conservation

2003
subsección intervention in the exhibits
Portrait of Eustaquio Marín
Portrait of Eustaquio Marín

José Villegas Cordero

Retrato de Eustaquio Marín(Portrait of Eustaquio Marín), 1900.
Oil painting on canvas.

The work contained tears which had been repaired with pieces of paper and white glue, marking its obverse and the excess stucco. Treatment consisted of removing the paper patches, replacing them with silk gauze patches; preparatory layer and polychrome gap reintegration; final varnish.


Indoor scene
Indoor scene

Joaquín Domínguez Bécquer

Indoor scene, 1817-1879.
Oil painting on canvas.

The work displayed craquelures in the form of bubbles; danger of pieces coming off; break at the central area on which quite an unorthodox restoration had been carried out; altered varnish. Treatment consisted of fixing the colour; cleaning, prior solubility test; patches applied to damaged area, reintegration of the missing parts; chromatic reintegration; final varnish.


José Martínez Estévez

Niño(Child), 1918.
Oil painting on canvas.

The work had been retouched, and the original had thus been concealed; there were tears with excess stucco; it had oxidised varnish. Treatment consisted of eliminating the repainted coats and cleaning, previously carrying out a solvency test; removing excess stucco; applying silk gauze patches; applying stucco to the gaps; chromatic reintegration; applying protective varnish.


The Saviour
The Saviour

Unknown Artist, Castillian school

El Salvador(The Saviour), 14th century.
Golden polychrome sculpture.

A large quantity of polychrome was missing from the work, bulgings, retouches, cracks and wear and tear. Treatment consisted of fixing the polychrome; removing the retouches, consolidating the object; sealing the cracks; applying stucco to gaps; chromatic reintegration using an aqueous medium, unchanged and reversible; final protection.


Landscape
Landscape

Jan Wynants

Landscape, 1669.
Oil painting on canvas.

The work had been retouched in specific areas; general darkening. Treatment consisted of cleaning, with prior solubility test; elimination of retouches and excess stucco; stucco applied to gaps; chromatic reintegration using an aqueous medium, unchanged and reversible; final protection.


Glazed Roman Skyphos
Glazed Roman Skyphos

Glazed Roman Skyphos

1st-2nd century AD

Small glazed ceramic cup made out of a mould, with floral decoration, from the Tharsis Mines. The fragments were cleaned and the object was reconstructed; once analysed, it was completed with the base and handles, chromatically restored and protected.


Head sculpture of Erote
Head sculpture of Erote

Head sculpture of Erote as Mercury

Bollullos par del Condado.

Roman head carved in white marble was found in a lamentable state: there were many pieces missing, oxide stains, it was incrusted with salt and lime mortar residue. Its cleaning was carried out mechanically, initially to eliminate the most superficial stains; and the more difficult stains were eliminated chemically.


subsección intervention in the building
Roman waterwheel
Roman waterwheel

Installation and focus on the Roman waterwheel

The housing and focus on the Roman waterwheel required a new design of the hall and glass patio where it was installed.