Archaeology and palaeontology restoration workshop

The archaeology and palaeontology restoration workshop concentrates mainly on items found in excavations in Gipuzkoa. It treats pieces of varying composition and state of conservation, including organic (wood, leather, cloth or bone) and inorganic (iron, copper alloys, ceramics, stone, etc.) items.

There are a number of work areas for dealing with objects of different types and sizes. The main workshop handles small to medium paleo-archaeological pieces. Another area is fitted with different-sized tanks for desalinating and cleaning medium to large items recovered from underwater sites.

The workshop has all the infrastructure necessary for consolidation, freeze-drying and conservation of waterlogged organic items. Medium to large metal objects are cleaned using electrolysis.