The paper documents and book binding restoration shop was created to meet the need for preserving this particular heritage.
Plasterwork and tiling upkeep constitute the main priority of the restoration action activities conducted in the Alhambra.
The shop staff analyzes and repairs the various building components used in the construction of the Monument over the years.
Wooden supports, joists and beams, roof frames, eaves, and ornamentation are characteristic features found in the Alhambra monuments.
The shop focuses on the conservation, maintenance and restoration of the various flower and vegetable gardens, forests and landscape areas in the Alhambra.
The preservation of the documental and bibliographic heritage of the Alhambra involves activities of document cataloguing and data recording, as well as curtailing the deterioration of the materials in the archive and the library of the Monument.
The paper documents and book binding restoration shop is dedicated to the preservation of historic and artistic documents, thus guaranteeing in the best way possible the future use of this heritage.
The main tasks carried out in the workshop are:
As for paper, treatment varies depending on the conservation conditions of the document. Activities include disinfection, fixing of the base material, dry cleaning, stain and spot treatment, deacidification, stripping and scratching treatment.
Book binding restoration requires highly qualified personnel trained in handcraft binding and knowledgable of the various kinds of binding (leather, cloth, etc) and box and case designs for the protection of the items.