Before, during and after treatment

III/8, Baths of Nero, Andrea Palladio (c.1540)
Copyright: RIBA Library Drawings Collection

A programme of conservation began after an overall assessment of the entire RIBA Palladio collection and condition checking of the 56 drawings in preparation for the Palladio 500 exhibition.

Forty seven of the drawings by Palladio needed conserving before they could be packed for delivery to the exhibition.

Common problems associated with the Palladio drawings included:

The conservation programme required the following: