The visit will focus on the mural painting programme of the Golden Gallery of the Ducal Palace of Gandia, executed in the 17th century by the Valencian painter Gaspar de la Huerta. The activity will provide an insight into the technical and stylistic characterisation of the paintings, evaluate and diagnose the pathologies they presented and determine the criteria and work methodology developed for their conservation and restoration.
The intervention, conducted by the University Institute of Heritage Restoration of the Polytechnic University of Valencia, in collaboration with the «Palau Ducal dels Borja, Fundació de la Comunitat Valenciana» foundation, made it possible to halt the advanced state of deterioration and degradation of the works, to treat the damage to the paintings, to restore them to their physical-mechanical resistance and recover their legibility.
These works have contributed, in short, to the enhancement of an extremely valuable heritage asset for the city of Gandia and the Valencian cultural heritage.
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Palau Ducal dels Borja - Carrer del Duc Alfons el Vell, 1, 46701 Gandia, València