Gil Macarrón et al., 2014: THE MOUNTING OF TWO BIRDS
were identified for preservatives, internal iron
Complutense University of Madrid (UCM);
armatures, paint and fillings. These differences
Josefina Barreiro (Curator of the Collection of
may be due to the fact that the specimens were
Birds) and Luis Castelo Vicente (Preparer of
created by different professionals in different
Mammals and Birds), Natural Sciences National
places, with different ways of work, or because
Museum (MNCN-CSIC); Luis Priego Priego
the taxidermy developed rapidly in a very short
(professor of sculpture restoration), Montaña
time, which led to changes in methodologies
Galán (professor of sculpture restoration), and
and products in just a few years. This last point
Carlos Romero Barruete (specialist technician in
should be verified by the research in more
restoration of sculpture), Faculty of Fine Arts,
specimens. Furthermore, the pink flamingo has
UCM; Isabel García Real (head of diagnostic
some added materials, probably as a result of a
imaging
service),
Isabel
García
Nieto
subsequent restoration intervention. On the
(technician at RX), Gabriel Manso Díaz
other hand, the golden eagle has never
(researcher), Faculty of Veterinary, UCM;
suffered any restorative intervention. A deeper
Manuel José Chamorro Sancho (responsible for
study of the fillers is still pending, and will be
the CT unit), and Pascual Terán (CT technician),
done if during the restoration process it is
Military Center for Veterinary Defense; Alfonso
considered appropriate to take samples for
Rodríguez Muñoz (technician), National Center
doing it.
for Electron Microscopy (CNME); Ana Macarrón
(professor
of
legislation
and criteria in
conservation and restoration of artworks)
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
Faculty of Fine Arts, UCM.
We wish to thank: Víctor Zarza (Director of the
Painting Department, Faculty of Fine Arts,
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