Christmas angels in serious condition,
on their way to full recovery!

An angel brings us light,
an angel brings us wine.
We restore these angels
so they’ll do it for a long time.

We wish you merry Christmas
doing what we are good at:
recovering artefacts
for ever well they’ll be.

If we made you happy
and you enjoyed our work
a new year’s bringing
happiness and prosperity for us.

For a wealthy and happy 2020!
Poem: Eulàlia Armengol, video: R.U.

[We have a very nice poem in Catalan and Spanish to wish you merry Christmas, but unfortunately our english skills are not good enough to translate it properly]

And yes, the video is a montage, because the angels are currently at the ICU, with a serious diagnosis of  chronical humidity, binding dislocation, a variety of infections and rodent attack. All in all provoking general weakening and remarkable loss of protein and cellulosic matter.

However the prognosis is optimistic because a high level professional team is taking good care of them. The manuscripts are being cleaned, reinforced and rebound in order to preserve them ravishing… happy as Larry!
Just like in this year’s Christmas card, for which we’ve chosen this 14th century manuscript from the Regional Archive of Baix Ebre (Tortosa, Spain).
Along 2019 we’ve conserved so many beautiful artefacts, and done so many interesting workshops, articles, conferences and courses that the choice has been really hard. Here some of  the concluded projects:

Conservators work in progress, reporting fragments's location on a damaged manuscripts


Reintegració i retoc (Barcelona, Juny 2019) Restauració de dibuixos en paper vegetal de F. Higueras Curs: Conservació, reparació i restauració de llibres Restauració de dibuix a gouache per a catifa (Can Quitèria, Sant Cugat del Vallès) International Conference on Preservation of the Written Heritage (Sarajevo, Sept. 2019)  Eliminació del mirall de plata Inpainting & Loss Compensation on Paper Conservation (Yverdon-les-Bains, 2019) Conservation of stationery limp vellum bindings with flap Preparació d’originals fotogràfics per a exposició (IEFC) Taller: Introducció a la restauració de documents (Sentmenat) Entrevista a Rita Udina, a ArchiVoz


Regional Archive of Baix Ebre (Tortosa, Spain) for their trust giving us these precious manuscripts to be conserved, and willingness to share the images on this Christmas greeting post and video.

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