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Restorations of the Cathedral in multimedia format

Restorations of the Cathedral in multimedia format

The restorations in the Cathedral have multiplied in recent years as well as the renovation and opening of exhibition halls.

The maintenance and restoration of pictorial works, chapels, walls or decks are essential to preserve the artistic, historical and religious heritage of the Cathedral. In recent years, the Cabildo faces this challenge with a great investment thanks to the income of the visitor's tickets and the work of the restoration professionals.

In the same vein, past and ongoing restoration processes are being explained at the multimedia level on the social platforms -twitter, facebook, Instagram, youtube- of the Cathedral and through the media with different improvements throughout the last months.

Following this line, and after the presentation of several restored works -Pantocrator, altarpiece of the Master of Valseca from Frumales and Roman Charity-, the Cabildo launches several videos that explain what was done visually in two of them: the Pantocrator, dated in the thirteenth century, and the altarpiece of Frumales, s. XVI.

In the first video published, the polychrome carving of the Pantocrator is addressed in which a photogrammetry of this representative sculpture of the Romanesque is included as a novelty, a technique made with a camera that allows to deduce its dimensions and parts. The video on the altarpiece of Frumales del Maestro de Valseca, currently exhibited in the chapel of Santiago Apóstol, will be the next to be published.

Together with these videos, social networks complete the informative action with publications that will bring to the audience the meticulous work carried out by professionals and data of interest at the iconographic, artistic and historical level. On twitter, as usual, "threads", a series of chained tweets, are the instrument through which these restoration processes are explained as has been done with the Pantocrator (attached link).

In the coming weeks, the focus will be on the Santa Catalina Hall that will reopen its doors before Holy Week 2020 as a room that will house goldsmiths and other liturgical objects. In addition, the restoration of the sepulcher of Infante Don Pedro, son of Enrique II and located in its center, is one of the works that are already working to inform through different formats about each of the steps in this important intervention at conservation and restoration level.

More restorations at the same time

Daily worship, tourism and works coexist in recent years harmoniously. Among those that are currently underway are the Corpus Christi float, the decks on the door of St. Geroteo, the organ of the Gospel and the set of stained glass.

Of all of them, it will be interesting to observe in a summary video format the process of restoration, assembly and installation of a stained glass window from the workshop to the different windows of the temple by the master glassmakers, Vetraria Muñoz de Pablos.

You can find all the information in http://catedralsegovia.es/es/noticias/restauracio- nes-de-la-catedral-en-formato-multimedia