Archive Conservation Restoration Repair Paper
Archive Conservation Restoration Repair Paper

Archive Conservation

Archive material is primarily composed of paper or parchment with ink or pencil writing but may well contain numerous other materials.  I work anything from single documents to conserving complete collections and housing in fascicules.  A fascicule is a bespoke book made to hold collections of single leaf documents.  Archival material may need to be exhibited or suitable housing made for safe and protective storage.

Archive Conservation Restoration Repair Paper
Archive Conservation Restoration Repair Paper

Conservation Gallery

Lara Meredith

Archive Conservation Restoration Repair Paper

Book Conservation      Archive Conservation

 
 
Letter Conservation Repair Restoration Paper
Letter Conservation Repair Restoration Paper
  1.   Paper repaired and missing area infilled

Archive Conservation Restoration Repair Paper
Letter Conservation Repair Restoration Paper Sellotape Removal Self Adhesive Tape
Letter Conservation Repair Restoration Paper Sellotape Removal Self Adhesive Tape
Letter Conservation Repair Restoration Paper Sellotape Removal Self Adhesive Tape
Letter Conservation Repair Restoration Paper Sellotape Removal Self Adhesive Tape
Archive Conservation Restoration Repair Paper
Archive Conservation Restoration Repair Paper

Siege Of Sebastopol, 1854-’55

Manuscript Document On Paper With Red Seal, 1800’s

Letter Conservation Repair Restoration Paper
Letter Conservation Repair Restoration Paper

Before Conservation

After Conservation

Document Conservation Repair Restoration Paper
Map Plan Conservation Repair Restoration Paper
Document Conservation Repair Restoration Paper
Map Plan Conservation Repair Restoration Paper

Before Conservation

After Conservation

Paper Letter and Map, Crimean War

Thomas Harriot Telescope Galileo Moon Exhibition Mounted
Thomas Harriot Telescope Galileo Moon Exhibition
Thomas Harriot Telescope Galileo Moon Exhibition Repaired
Thomas Harriot Telescope Galileo Moon Exhibition Repaired
Archive Conservation Restoration Repair Paper

Thomas Harriot Papers, Petworth House Archive

‘Observations of the Moon Through a Telescope’, 26th July 1609, Pre dating Galileo

Iron Gall Ink on Paper

Before Conservation

After Conservation

Detail of above

Verso

Recto

After Conservation

Before Conservation

  1.   Very heavy repairs to verso

  2.   Very heavy strip of paper attached to left edge (guard)

  1.   Old repairs removed

  2.   Guard removed

  3.   Annotations revealed under old repairs

  4.   Very minimal repairs

  5.   Museum mounted to show leaf edges

Before Conservation

After Conservation

  1.   Pressure sensitive repair tape used to “repair” damaged folds in paper

  2.   Very discoloured

  3.   Tears at folds and corners

  1.   Pressure sensitive tape removed

  2.   Adhesive residue removed

  3.   Washed, deacidified and resized

  4.   Repaired