Invented in China in 105 A.D. paper slowly moved westward and made its first appearance in Europe in the 13th century. It gradually replaced parchment as a writing material and facilitated the spread of the printed word.
Paper is the quiet recipient of human expressions, thought and art; it is to date the major record holder of our daily business, policy and law making.
We conserve paper documents and artefacts with treatments including but not limited to
Washing, stain reduction, deacidification
Iron gall ink corrosion treatment
Leafcasting, paper pulp consolidation of heavily damaged and mouldy documents
Rags make paper, paper makes money, money makes banks, banks make loans, loans make beggars, beggars make rags.
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