R & L Lancefield - paper conservation & book restoration

Paper & Parchment

  • PRACTICAL CONSERVATION TREATMENTS TO FRAGILE DOCUMENTS TO MAKE THEM SAFE TO HANDLE
  • A MINIMAL INTERVENTION APPROACH TO ALL MATERIAL
  • RELAXING AND FLATTENING OF PARCHMENT
  • PRINTS, PLANS AND MAPS REPAIRED / RE-BACKED
  • ARCHIVAL ENCAPSULATION
  • SYMPATHETIC REPAIRS TO PAPER AND PARCHMENT
  • CLEANING AND STRENGTHENING
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BY KIND PERMISSION OF THE ROYAL COLLEGE OF PHYSICIANS OF LONDON

THE ROYAL COLLEGE OF PHYSICIANS OF LONDON
17TH CENTURY ARABIC MEDICAL BOOK

  • Fragile pages had become detached from binding
  • Book carefully taken apart
  • Leaves treated to neutralise acid content
  • Pages strengthened with archival tissue
  • Book re-sewn with red thread as original
  • Original leather binding refurbished
  • Book replaced into original binding

ONGOING PROJECT FOR A COUNTY RECORD OFFICE.

  • a series of 19th century prison registers bound as ledgers
  • volumes taken apart and extensive conservation work carried out to book leaves
  • the volumes are then re-sewn and bound as ledgers similar to the original bindings.



Nuremburg Records Before Nuremburg Records After

EXAMPLE OF WATER STAINING BEFORE AND AFTER TREATMENT

Nuremburg Records After

SOLANDER BOX MADE TO MEASURE




Ripped Parchment

PRIVATE CLIENT

  • fragment of 18th century wallpaper
  • removed remains of old plaster from reverse
  • treated to neutralise acid content of paper
  • flattened and replaced loose fragments
  • backed onto archival tissue for support ready for framing


Parchment Before Flattening Parchment After Flattening

Flattening a parchment using our vacuum press


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