Sánchez & Priebe is a company specialising in the conservation and restoration of books and works on paper and was founded in Valencia, Spain, in 1996.

Since then, it has been directed by the same management team:

Paloma Sánchez López, degree in Conservation and Restoration of Cultural Assets from the School of Restoration of Madrid; field of expertise: Restoration of paper.

Christian Priebe, graduate in Biological Sciences from the Technical University of Munich in the fields of Botany, Organic Chemistry, Phytopathology and Ecology.

Sánchez & Priebe pursues a policy of continuous investment in research & development and technical means to incorporate techniques and methods of the most prestigious institutes in the world.

To ensure the quality of the restoration work, only qualified restorers or graduates of the Schools and Universities of Restoration of Cultural Assets are employed.

In 2015, we moved our workshop to the ground floor of Calle Guillem de Anglesola 8, in the city centre of Valencia.

The facilities were refurbished and adapted to meet the requirements of a paper restoration workshop. It covers a total area of 320 m² and includes the office as well as separate rooms for documentation tasks, laboratory work and document washing.

Our history

1996

The company Sánchez & Priebe was founded in Valencia, Spain, in September 1996.

1996

First restoration assignments awarded by the Generalitat Valenciana.

1997

The company moves to Luis Santángel Street in Valencia.

1999

First work assignments for the restoration, conservation and assembly of books, documents and graphic artwork for the exhibition on the ecclesiastical history of the Valencian Community: “La Luz de las Imágenes” (until 2014).

2001

Beginning of collaboration with the German conservation box manufacturer Schempp.

2004

Expansion of our team of restorers and acquisition of equipment for the restoration of plans and maps. Award of an assignment to restore and consolidate 1,609 original maps from the Topographic Archive of the National Geographic Institute, Madrid (until 2009).

2005

Extension of our workshop to include an area for bonding paper fibre and de-acidification with CaCO3.

2005

Improvements in the deacidification process through the incorporation of machinery enabling the automatic preparation of 100 l/h of water enriched with CaCO3.

2010

Further expansion of our team of restorers. Assignment to restore 1038 boxes of documents of the General Series, Interior Government, of Castile’s Courts as well as printed matter of the Archive of the Congress of Deputies and 333 books for the Library of the Congress of Deputies, Madrid.

2013-2015

Beginning of internationalisation and first work assignments in Germany with the restoration of 104 leather-bound books affected by heat and water from the 2004 fire at the Duchess Anna Amalia Library in Weimar, the library where Goethe was the librarian for many years.

2015

Relocation of our workshop to the facilities in Guillem de Anglesola Street 9, with separate areas for different restoration processes distributed over 320 m2.

2015-2020

Expansion of equipment and improvement of the processes to carry out restoration work on large volumes of archive documentation affected by fungi or mould.

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