Mudança de paradigma na Conservação e Restauro após a catástrofe: O caso de estudo dos Documentos Gráficos

Translated title of the contribution: Conservation-restoration paradigm shift after disaster: The graphic documents case study

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With this paper we draw attention to the role of the disaster, leading to profound changes, to the paradigm shift in the intervention of conservation and restoration of graphic documents, based on the study of case studies from the two main disaster types affecting paper works: The flood and fire. As examples we present the flooding of Florence in 1966, which reached the Biblioteca Nazionale Centrale di Firenze and precipitated a shift, breaking with the mimetic restoration, and the fire of the National Personal Records Center, in 1973, which allowed a new demand to non-in-vasive methods for information retrieval, through the development of preventive methods and the application of digital restoration techniques in the 21st century. In parallel, are placed two cases in Portugal: The great flood, in 1967, in the region of Lisbon, which affected the Calouste Gulbenkian collections, and the fire of the Escola Politécnica, in 1978, which destroyed part of the Arquivo Histórico do Museu Bocage.
Translated title of the contributionConservation-restoration paradigm shift after disaster: The graphic documents case study
Original languagePortuguese
Pages (from-to)15-22
Number of pages8
JournalConservar Património
Issue number25
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2017


  • Inundações
  • Incêndios
  • Documentos gráficos
  • Restauro mimético
  • Conservação
  • Restauro digital


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