L'âme du papier is a craft company with the EPV (Entreprise du Patrimoine Vivant) label, an official French label issued under the authority of the Ministry of the Economy and Finance, to distinguish French companies with craft and industrial know-how deemed to be of excellence.
This workshop specialises in the conservation and restoration of works of art on paper, parchment and books, a speciality also known as graphic arts restoration.
This activity consists of treating works on paper, parchment or books with various graphic techniques (paintings, engravings, prints, manuscripts, pastels/charcoal, etc.), as well as their bindings (leather/paper/parchment covers and book blocks).
The workshop is equipped to treat the works in an appropriate manner and uses carefully selected restoration materials to ensure that they will last for a long time. Malaurie Auliac works with both private collectors and public institutions (libraries, archives, historical monuments, museums, etc.).
For her, a good restoration can only be done with good materials and an intelligent use of them.