At the front of the Kaaswaag (cheese weighhouse) in Gouda there was a marble relief of three square metres from 1650. Marble will go “sugary” after having been exposed to every kind of weather for three centuries and starts to crumble.
Many details had vanished and it was not clear what some figures on the relief were doing or holding.
After dismantling the work started with archive research. This produced a number of data that could be used for the plaster reconstruction of the relief.
After consultation and approval this reconstructed relief was carried out in new marble. The old work was placed inside the Waag to be protected against further erosion. The new work has now been placed in its original place, at the front of the Kaaswaag.
The picture at the bottom of the page shows the new work.