The restoration of "Guernica"

The work Guernica, painted at a crowning moment of the relationship with the poet Eluard and testimony and object of the conversations between the two friends, began to travel almost immediately after its creation.

These multiple journeys were not always done under the necessary guarantees and the work suffered as a consequence.  On its arrival at the Museo Nacional Reina Sofia in 1992, the team of restorers, led by Pilar Sedano, were confronted with an international icon that had undergone serious damage and which was found to be in a lamentable state of conservation.


Talk given by Pilar Sedano, emeritus chief conservator of the department of Conservation and Restoration of the Museo Nacional Reina Sofia.

Thursday, 6th February 2020, at 7:00 p.m

Admission free of charge, limited capacity

Centre of Knowledge and Research, plaça Jaume Sabartés 1

«Pablo Picasso, Paul Eluard. A Sublime Friendship» website

«Picasso Poet» website