Anatomía animal en cera. Arte, ciencia y conservación de la colección de modelos tridimensionales del Museo Veterinario Complutense

Supervised by:
  1. Jose Ygnacio Pastor Caño Director
  2. Alicia Sánchez Ortiz Director

Defence university: Universidad Complutense de Madrid

Fecha de defensa: 06 February 2023

  1. Joaquín Sánchez de Lollano Prieto Chair
  2. Judit Gasca Miramón Secretary
  3. Ana García Bueno Committee member
  4. Antonia Martín Sanz Committee member
  5. José Antonio Madrid García Committee member

Type: Thesis


As part of the culture of the material history of the Spanish scientific heritage, collections with three-dimensional wax models cannot be understood solely from their materiality. To propose guidelines and methodologies oriented to the conservation-restoration of these didactic tools made with wax pastes during the 18th and 19th centuries, it is necessary to contextualize them in their historical, sociological, technical, scientific, pedagogical facets. The plurality of topics in this research, framed in the Research Project of the National Plan: “The ceroplastic in Veterinary: documentation, characterization of materials and methods of conservation and restoration in the Complutense collection” (Ref.: HAR2013-42460-P), is because the wax artifacts that have been preserved in the Complutense Veterinary Museum have been witnesses and participants of the transformation of the history of science...