R & L Lancefield - paper conservation & book restoration

Conservation Framing

  • Conservation grade glass is the ideal choice for framing valued
    documents or works of art.
  • We offer a full framing service ranging from new frames,
    re-framing existing pieces, and restoring old frames.
  • Over time, the ultraviolet rays in everyday light take a toll on framed
    material. paper can become faded, discoloured and brittle.
  • Conservation clear framing glass acts as a barrier between uv rays and framed pieces thus protecting them for years, unlike regular glass.

Rolled Parchment
Small Parchment Small Parchment

FOUNDATION CHARTER
FOR A MASONIC LODGE

  • This charter came to our studio on wooden rollers and housed in a wooden box

  • The parchment document was taken from the rollers, relaxed and then flattened

  • The document was then framed using museum quality mounts and conservation glass.


CASE STUDY: FOUNDATION CHARTER FOR A HOSPITAL

  • The charter came rolled up in a wooden box
  • After flattening and minor repairs the document was photographed
  • A copy was printed and the two seperate sheets of the document digitally joined
  • A reproduction of the Great Seal of Edward VI was made.
  • The printed document, reproduction seal and new cord were mounted on foam core board and framed using
    conservation clear glass while the original document was re-rolled and returned to the box.
CHARTER - 1

CHARTER - COPY
CHARTER - SEAL


Front
Front
Back
Back
Front
Front
Back
Back

These two identures were framed using glass on both the front and the back so no information was lost.


Icon - The institiute of conservation