Book Conservation

Selecting the appropriate paper artwork conservation methods depends on identifying the decay factors which have affected the artwork’s materials. The paper decay factors are often linked together and their origin is (a) endogenous, bad quality of materials and poor manufacturing, (b) environmental conditions during storage and display, (c) biological factors due to microorganisms and insect infestations and (d) poor handling from responsible personnel.

The conservation stages are:
2.Dry cleaning
3.Chemical cleaning
4.Ink dissolution checks
5.Measuring acidity levels
6.Solvent cleaning
7.Reducing acidification
9.Paper pressing
10.Restoring mechanical and physical damage
11.Aesthetic conservation




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Our conservation and restoration laboratory undertakes projects from churches and private collections (icons, woodcarvings, artworks, book/archival material, as well as ceramics, metal and glass objects). For more information, please contact us.

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