Paper conservation

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