Conservation

Bonete del Infante Don Felipe, MAN

Conservation and restoration of the MAN’s collection of medieval fabrics

Timeframe: 2017–2019

Project leader: Silvia Montero Redondo

This programme aims to conduct a systematic and exhaustive examination of the condition of the pieces in the collection, in order to facilitate their study and ensure their proper conservation by minimising the risk of deterioration. After analysing the constituent materials and manufacturing techniques, characterising all signs of deterioration and alteration detected, and determining the material’s stability, we will consolidate the material with remedial conservation and/or restoration treatments. At the same time, we will plan, design and establish an adequate storage and exhibition system to guarantee their proper conservation in the museum’s storage facilities.

Medición de iluminancia

The Preventive Conservation Plan of the National Archaeological Museum

Estimated timeframe: From 2012

Lead researchers: Teresa Gómez and Bárbara Culubret Participants: Raquel Acaz, Margarita Arroyo, Silvia Montero, Durgha Orozco

Los objetivos del Plan de Conservación Preventiva para las colecciones del MAN son los siguientes:

  • Conocer los riesgos y agentes de deterioro y, en consecuencia, actuar a través de estrategias coordinadas y eficaces para la salvaguarda de los bienes culturales que integran las colecciones del Museo, evitando o disminuyendo futuros deterioros o pérdidas
  • Crear la infraestructura necesaria para poder desarrollar con normalidad las labores de conservación preventiva.

Continuidad: La conservación preventiva en el museo no es un proyecto que tenga fecha de finalización, cuando se define un PCP este debe ser válido a largo plazo, pues los trabajos que conlleva no deben ser acciones aisladas de prevención sino que han de realizarse coordinada y sistemáticamente.

 

Rueda de metal

COREMANS Project

Start of project: 2012

Participants: Durgha Orozco

The aim of this collaborative project is to update the criteria and methodologies for conserving and restoring different types of cultural heritage (stone, metal, mural painting, textiles, paper, parchment, etc.). Led by the Spanish Cultural Heritage Institute, it involves professionals from different fields and from every region of Spain, through the Network of Heritage Institutes and Conservation and Restoration Centres. Conservators from the National Archaeological Museum are providing expert advice on archaeological metals.