Latest Restorations

 

During the renovation of the museum and the definition of the new exhibition design, the Conservation Department has been engaged in a very important task: addressing the conservation needs of the cultural assets selected for display. Accordingly, a rich repertoire of objects from all of the museum’s scientific departments has been treated during this time. The typological variety of these pieces is reflected in the equally varied materials from which they are made: stone, bone, metal, ceramic, porcelain, glass, polychromed wood, paint on panel, paint on canvas, etc.

The first step in the process was to carry out a systematic analysis of all the pieces in the permanent exhibition. The conservation team then established the priorities for intervention and the criteria to be followed.

The objects have been treated in the same order as the definition of the different parts of the museum installation. In some instances only conservation treatments or localized treatments have been carried out, while in other cases a complete restoration has been required.
 

The first step in the process was to carry out a systematic analysis of all the pieces in the permanent exhibition. The conservation team then established the priorities for intervention and the criteria to be followed.

The objects have been treated in the same order as the definition of the different parts of the museum installation. In some instances only conservation treatments or localized treatments have been carried out, while in other cases a complete restoration has been required.

These tasks have been performed by the museum’s conservators with the occasional collaboration of experts in painting and archaeology conservation from the Spanish Cultural Heritage Institute, namely Eva Santos, Cristina Salas, Pilar Sedano, Nayra García-Patrón and Elena García, whose assistance we greatly appreciate. We are also grateful to the interns and professionals on temporary assignments at the museum who have participated in this project, from the universities of Palermo (Sicily), San Pablo CEU, Córdoba, the Cultural Assets Conservation and Restoration School in Pontevedra, and the University of Bogotá Mario Danzé, Cristina LasCasas, Lara Fontela, Rebeca López, Tabita Serrano and Almudena Velo.