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Codex Biblioteca online Intraweb Unicum Moodle

The aim of this speciality is to teach the student the techniques used in the preservation and restoration of graphic, documentary and bibliographical works of a historical nature.

Work is carried out mainly on organic material: paper, parchment and vellum, bindings for pieces such as books, manuscripts, maps, drawings and illustrations.

The type of deterioration and the causes will identify and determine the most appropriate treatments, processes and techniques to be applied in order to preserve and restore the work.

Practical Workshop on the Preservation and Restoration of Graphic Documents

The workshop is equipped with the infrastructure and materials necessary to properly carry out the work to be undertaken:

  • A 250x150cm mobile battery
  • Tanks of differing sizes
  • Deionised water
  • Water treated with an active carbon filter
  • X-ray viewer
  • Water pen
  • Humidifier
  • Micrometer
  • Flat surface electrode PH meter
  • Laminator
  • Passe-Partout cutting machine
  • Sealing machine
  • Large hand-operated press > Small hand-operated press
  • Suction table
  • Disperser
  • Mechanical leafcaster (“Vinyector”)
  • Precision scale
  • Bain-marie equipment
  • Magnetic shaker
  • Binocular magnifier
  • Magnifiers with UV light
  • Hardware (computer, digital camera, card reader, CD recorder)

Bookbinding Conservation and Restoration Workshop

The workshop is equipped with:

  • Satin-finish presses
  • Backing presses
  • Table-top presses
  • Guillotine
  • X-ray viewer
  • Magnifier with light
  • Sewing presses
  • Bain-marie equipment
  • Tools (saws, hammers, files, needles, punches, polishers, bone blades, paring knives)
  • Hardware (computer, digital camera, card reader, CD recorder)
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