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VAT: IE 9040900Q
|Quote Date||February 11, 2022|
|Valid Until||May 12, 2022|
Conservation and storage of School Returns
Collection of 19th century school returns manuscript in iron gall ink on cellulose paper. The collections consists of documents with differing sizes whereby the larger documents are made up by panels joined together.
The paper stability is variable throughout the collection. Most of the damages are mechanical due to handling and vary from marginal tears to large tears across. The larger objects have incurred relatively heavier damages. As well as fold creases due to their long term folded storage
The returns are currently kept in a stable folded condition. The current storage situation allows no proper accession to the documents To make them permanently accessible conservation and appropriate storage is required.
An aqueous treatment of this type of document is recommended as it will rejuvenate the paper by giving back it’s hydrogen bonds on a molecular level. Furthermore is will easier reshape the paper and undo its creases and undulations.
The aqueous treatment can have different means of application and is object dependent:
Humidification in a damp pack
Spray application on a suction table
Wash by immersion
2, 3, 4 allows for removal of acids and stains. In general I use 4, but when inks are a comprising factor 2 and 3 are good alternatives.
Ideally the documents are to be stored flat in custom made four flap archival folders box strength tailored to each parish, and then stored on a shelf rack.
Alternatively a planorama plan chest cabinet https://www.cxdinternational.com/planorama-storage-systems. In that case a folder paper strength will suffice. (P.O.A.)
Test pH and stability of inks
Pre-wetting with alcohol/water mix on creases to facilitate easier unfolding, if required
Aqueous treatment with calcium bicarbonate in case of acidity
Pre-drying between wool felts
Size with gelatine solution to strengthen paper internally, if required
Wheat starch consolidation of paper seams
Kozo tissue tear repairs and infills
Added Kozo tissue backing support where paper strength remains compromised
Dry between wool felts under weight
Trim off excess repairs
Store each parish return set in a custom made an acid free folder, box board strength.
|145||Paper conservation (hours)
|1||Materials (paper conservation)
Including but not limited to:
|19||Create four flapfolders
|1||Premier Boxboard - Neutral Grey/White 1950 Micron - 1200x1600mm||€1,350.00||€1,350.00|
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