Impregnated tracing paper with tapes and ball-point pen inscription

  • Owner: Association of Architects of Catalonia (CoAC).
  • Commissioned by: Sitges Museums.
  • Artefact: Impregnated tracing paper architectural drawing on pencil.
  • Author: Lluís Domènech i Montaner, catalan architect (1850-1923).
  • Damages: Discolouration, wrinkles, tears, pressure sensitive tapes (several types), ball-point pen inscriptions.
  • Conservation treatment: Detachment from the rigid whiter board, varnish and tape removal, removal of ball-point pen inscriptions, flattening, consolidation, re-varnished.
  • Conservator: Rita Udina.
  • Exhibited at: The book in Catalonia in time of Modernisme (El llibre a Catalunya en temps de Modernisme), Museus de Sitges (Museu Maricel). Exhibition currently posponed.
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Conservation of impregnated tracing paper. A pencil and ball-point pen architectural drawing (before and after).

Conservation of pencil architectural drawing on impregnated tracing paper, with a ball-point pen inscription, pressure-sensitive tapes and stuck onto a board. Drawing by catalan architect Lluís Domènech i Montaner. Before (left) and after conservation (right).

Stages of the conservation treatment (subtitles available):

Coating with the impregnant, i.e. varnishing (higher speed):