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Always in the spirit of promoting the world of crafts and Cultural Heritage restoration, Madineurope regularly publishes contents on specific knowh how, techniques and professions.  From disappearing traditions to customized solutions, from ancestral methods to the utensils used, discover unique talents. Whether you’re an artisan yourself or a potential client, Madineurope aims at enlightening you and surprising you with these snapshots of what the crafts sector looks like nowadays. We thank all people who patiently accepted to answer our questions and we hope that all those who were not interviewed will not feel left out. It’s obviously not possible to interview every professional. We also thank all partners who accepted to share their own editorials with Mad’in Europe. Please, see attached to each article the link to all members of that profession which have registered on Madineurope. You will also be able to share your opinion and experience through the comment function.
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Talleres Abiertos, la app móvil para descubrir cada rincón de España a través de su artesanía

"Talleres Abiertos" es la aplicación móvil gratuita desarrollada por OficioyArte e impulsada por Fundesarte, la cátedra de promoción de la artesanía de la Escuela de Organización Industrial (EOI) para dar a conocer el arte vanguardista ...
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How to take care and preserve gilded and polychrome wood

How to protect your mirrors, seats, consoles, statues, icons, pendulums, coverings, stuccos, and other gilded objects. Recommendations by Donatienne LURQUIN L’or est éternel, inaltérable, inoxydable, mais quand il est posé à la feuille … : Son

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IT SHINES BUT … IS IT GOLD?

ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE PROFESSION OF GILDER, GILDING THROUGH HISTORY, HOW TO RECOGNIZE GOLD LEAF, HOW TO TAKE CARE AND PRESERVE GILDED OBJECTS, HOW GOLD LEAF IS PRODUCED AND WHICH ARE THE

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Watch out for the gilding

Everything that shines (or is golden) is not gold! Some ways to knowingly identify your “gilding” By Donatienne Lurquin – Atelier du Bois Doré – Gilded wood restorer Si la feuille d’or à la détrempe

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INTERNATIONAL CHARTER FOR THE CONSERVATION AND RESTORATION OF MONUMENTS AND SITES

(THE VENICE CHARTER 1964) IInd International Congress of Architects and Technicians of Historic Monuments, Venice, 1964. Adopted by ICOMOS in 1965. Imbued with a message from the past, the historic monuments of generations of people

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LIME, A NEVER EQUALED MATERIAL

By Abian Curbelo The following images will probably be familiar to you. This is probably because over the past decade those lime kilns have been declared objects of cultural interest. Lime kilns have played a

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PRINT & TYPOGRAPHY … FOR A FREE WOR(L)D

“Typography is the use of art to advocate, communicate, celebrate, educate, elaborate, illuminate and disseminate. Along the way, the words and pages become art.”  – James Felici, The Complete Manual of Typography by Giorgia Pizzato

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BEST PRACTICES TO SAVE OUR CULTURAL HERITAGE…

By Federico Sinigaglia & Giorgia Pizzato – Mad’in Europe European cultural heritage is in danger. Historic houses, medieval walls, mills and castles are under siege once more. Severe weather events, invasive plants and pollution are

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THE CHAIR: EVERYTHING BUT WHAT YOU WOULD EXPECT

By Giorgia Pizzato Picture: Chair by Morten Stenbaek, Denmark Strolling down a city’s streets, entering a house, a bar or a station it is almost impossible not to come across a chair or its variant.

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Profession: stove maker! Wood in the spotlight …

They were thought to be relegated forever to our childhood memories instead, the wood stoves still have good days in front of them. Sensitivity to the environment and to a way of life closer to

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