Naïve restoration strikes again.
As The Independent reports, the restoration was conducted by a local teacher working for the arts-and-crafts workshop company Karmacolor, without supervision from municipal authorities. According to the the Spanish Conservationists and Restorers Association (ACRE), the restoration job shows “an alarming lack of the required training to undertake this kind of intervention.”
Spanish restoration authorities are now considering what action to take, including a possible “de-restoration,” given that the carving was actually in good condition before the episode and most likely needed only a good polish.
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