Conservation of an oversized map, varnished and with a linen backing, dated 1906. Varnish removal with gels, backing removal, capillary washing, tear mending, infilling, lining, flattening, retouch, varnishing and finishing (tapes and slats on edges).
Conservation of a china ink, pencil, watercolour and gouache drawing with severe discolouration due to light exposure. Dry cleaning, wash cleaning, deacidification, light bleaching, inpainting of light areas and flattening.
Theoretical and practical sessions. When to apply wet treatments on paper, and how. From the basis of handling wet paper to more complex moisturizing, humidification and washing techniques. Fugitivity tests, types of inks and their properties, and many case studies to show conservation treatments on real artwork: manuscripts and documents, drawings, watercolours, pastels, charcoal drawings...