Berta Blasi has a degree in Documentation from the University of Barcelona and a degree in Conservation and Restoration of Graphic Document from the School of Conservation and Restoration of Béns Culturals de Catalunya...
In the workshop we only use materials that have been chemically and physically tested. They have demonstrated chemical and physical stability over time and have a controlled behavior towards aging. This way we can assure that none of the materials we use harms the restored piece.
The reversibility of materials is a very important point to consider when starting a restoration. Bearing in mind that most pieces will survive (or survive), we should think that in the future, more or less distant, the restorations we have made may need to be reversible, that is, eliminated or modified.
In restoration there is a concept called « false history ». The false history occurs when we are unable to distinguish which is the original piece and which is the area that we have reintegrated during the restoration. With the criterion of legibility, we always try to make our work easily identifiable.
As a trend of recent years we add the minimum intervention criterion. It consists in acting as little as possible on the piece, that is to say: if a book keeps a good stitching we will choose not to unstitch-if it is not strictly necessary.