R & L Lancefield - paper conservation & book restoration

R&L Lancefield was established in 1972 and specialises in the complete range of archival conservation and fine bookbinding. As a family based practice our clients are assured of expert attention and confidentiality ensuring their material is in the best care.

We undertake work on all types of written and printed documents on paper or parchment from minor repairs to re-backing large maps and repairing wax seals. We are accredited by the Institute of Conservation and can be found on the Conservation Register.

We are experienced at preparing reports for grant funding or insurance purposes.

A conservation grade framing service is also available. Condition surveys are offered as well as personal attention and impartial advice.

Our clients include record offices, historic houses and museums some of whom have been sending us work for over twenty years.

  • Studio Practices
  • Studio Practices
  • Studio Practices
  • Studio Practices

Studio Practices

Using the best contemporary practices, archival standard materials and expertise, items which come into our studio are diagnosed and treated according to their individual requirements.

After an initial assessment we are normally able to give clients an accurate forecast of treatment, cost and time-scale.

With long term preservation in mind, we strive to include preventative conservation measures as a natural component of all treatments. These help to slow down the development of problems and so lessen the risk of costly treatments in the future.

It is standard practice to supply our clients with reports on all treatments carried out. We also provide photographic records upon request.



Paper & Parchment

Paper & Parchment

Photographic Materials

Photographic Material

WaxSeal Repairs

Wax Seal Repairs

Digitisation

Digitisation


Bespoke Binding

Bespoke Binding

Hand Bookbinding

Book Restoration

Exhibition Material

Exhibition Material

Conservation Framing

Conservation Framing

Maps & Posters

Maps & Posters

additional services include:-

  • Insurance Work
  • Surveys & Condition Reports
  • Fire & Flood Damage

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