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Frisian Colorists & Restorers

Frisian Colorists and Restorers is a restorer studio which dedicates itself to the restoration, bookbinding and Coloring of mainly old (land)maps and antique books.
The studio was founded in the year 2000 and is located in the Blokhuispoort in Leeuwarden.
Our team consists of seven experienced artisans, who focus on the continuation of old traditions. We pay high attention to research and restoration in a respectful and time honoured way as we continually dedicate ourselves to improve our expertise.

We guarantee quality and tailor-made work.

Restauration

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This includes the washing, adding fibres and doubling paper and the repairing of tears. We restore old books and prints mainly from the sixteenth, seventeenth…

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Restauration

This includes the washing, adding fibres and doubling paper and the repairing of tears. We restore old books and prints mainly from the sixteenth, seventeenth and eighteenth century. We use reversible materials. It is also possible for us to rewrite or repaint parts of original manuscripts or prints when they have been damaged.

Bookbinding

Bookbinding

For us this means the binding or rebinding of books, or the restoration of the book block. We restore old techniques of bookbinding and we restore…

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Bookbinding

For us this means the binding or rebinding of books, or the restoration of the book block. We restore old techniques of bookbinding and we restore or renew book blocks and book backs using leather, parchment or other materials.

Coloring

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We restore old coloring or apply new coloring for prints books, wall maps and atlases. The process starts with solid research in to the colour…

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Coloring

We restore old coloring or apply new coloring for prints books, wall maps and atlases. The process starts with solid research in to the colour scheme and other important characteristics from the time period concerned. We apply different painting techniques.

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Our Work

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Ortelius VENVXINI COMITATVS NOVA DESCR
The dramatic works of Shakespeare
Ets Ids Wiersma
London’s Armory 1677
Before after bijbel
Panorama von Athen 1841
Atlas Coelestis begin18e eeuw
Bode Celestial Atlas 18e eeuw
Statenbijbel 1748
Tapisseries du Roy 1679
Curious Herbal 18e eeuw
The dramatic works of Shakespeare 18e eeuw (2)
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By entering into a dialogue with our customers we can ascertain their need and arrive at a conclusion to meet their wishes and expectations.

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What do we offer


The world of museums

Dedicated on restoration and preservation according to standard rules.

The private market

This includes restoration, preservation and sometimes decorating according to personal wishes.

What do we offer

Frisian Colorists and Restorers is active in both disciplines. We have got many satisfied customers in the Netherlands as well as abroad. By entering into a dialogue with our customers we can ascertain their need and arrive at a conclusion to meet their wishes and expectations. Please contact us in order to obtain more information.





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History

Our studio was founded in 2008 under the name of Frisian Book & Paper Restorers Group by Frederik Muller, an official antiquarian with an impressive service record. Due to his international network end profound expertise he has been of great importance for the studio.In January 2015 the enterprise was handed over to its employees and the name has been changed into Frisian Colorists and Restorers. Muller keeps on being an advisor of the new studio. The team basically has remained the same and all of the members have got more than fifteen years of experience.

Please also note: www.frederikmuller-rarebooks.com



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Team

Antonio Leemburg
Antonio Leemburg

Antonio Leemburg

Director, Paperconservator, Colorist
Evelien de Boer
Evelien de Boer

Evelien de Boer

Director, Colorist
Fetje Stoelwinder
Fetje Stoelwinder

Fetje Stoelwinder

Bookbinder, Paperconservator
Fredau Metselaar
Fredau Metselaar

Fredau Metselaar

Colorist
Antonio Leemburg

Antonio Leemburg

Director, Paperconservator, Colorist
Evelien de Boer

Evelien de Boer

Director, Colorist
Fetje Stoelwinder

Fetje Stoelwinder

Bookbinder, Paperconservator
Fredau Metselaar

Fredau Metselaar

Colorist
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