Leather Conservation Centre

2CRC specialize on conservation, restoration and study of objects made of LEATHER and SKIN.

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Gilt Leather Conservation

A specialist in conservation and restoration of gilt leather

Recent projects

Archaeological Leather Conservation

A specialist in conservation, restoration and study of archaeological leather objects

Recent projects

Ethnographic Leather Conservation

A specialist in conservation and restoration of skin and ethnographic leather

Recent projects

Upholstery Conservation

A specialist in conservation and restoration of leather upholstery

Recent projects

About us

Workshop was created in 2002 by Céline BONNOT-DICONNE, graduated leather conservator, accredited by the French Museums, and ancient fellow at the French Academy in Roma (Villa Médicis) (www.villamedici.it).
Customers : National Museums, Historical Buildings services, Regional Heritage services, towns and private owners. She is assisted by Marie Heran.


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Maître d'art

On the 1st of September 2015, Céline Bonnot-Diconne has been appointed "Maître d'art" by Fleur Pellerin, French minister of Culture and Communication. The "Maîtres d'art" are skilled professionals reputed for their rare and remarkable know-how and their commitment to transmit their knowledge to a disciple. (Read more :www.maitresdart-eleves.org). Marie Heran is her disciple since 2015.


France 3

L'émission / Rhône-Alpes Matin
diffusée le 06/10/2015
SMIS

Research

Since 2011, Céline Bonnot-Diconne has been involved in several research projects on gilt leathers:
- Gilt leather(www.crc.mnhn.fr)
- Workshop on gilt leather study CORDOBA : thursday the 15th of october 2015, Musée national de la Renaissance in Ecouen(www.crc.mnhn.fr)
- CORD'ARGENT project : gilt leather, characterization of the silver foil, possible indication of the origin and corrosion mechanisms(www.crc.mnhn.fr)


The workshop

Built in 2005, 2CRC is located in a building specially designed for conservation requirements. The 185 sq. air-conditioned area is at ground-level. A carriage door allows an easy access to the workshop that is divided into several rooms : « dry leather » area (100 sq.), « waterlogged leather » (35 sq.) with a freeze-dryer, freezer, fridge, and large sinks ; strong room ; office and meeting room.


Technical Means

The workshop is perfectly equipped for restoration and conservation purpose: day light tubes, solvents cupboard, air extraction, lifting devices, suspension bridge, table on wheels, photo studio, etc. Emphasis was put on security with fume detectors, fire extinguishers, bars on windows and a strong room (10 sq.).Insurance: Gras-Savoye (Fine Arts)