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Marianne Kelsey Book and Paper Conservator Professional

  • Quote of the Day

    “Closed in a room, my imagination becomes the universe, and the rest of the world is missing out.” ― Criss Jami, Diotima, Battery, Electric Personality


  • Quote of the Day

    “You never know what’s around the corner. It could be everything. Or it could be nothing. You keep putting one foot in front of the other, and then one day you look back and you’ve climbed a mountain.” ― Tom Hiddleston


  • Quote of the Day

    “Do not wait for the last judgment. It comes every day.” ― Albert Camus


  • Quote of the Day

    “Do not take life too seriously. You will never get out of it alive.” ― Elbert Hubbard


  • Historical Map Lining Removal

    Historical Map Lining Removal

    I recently had the privilege of performing conservation treatment on a historical map of South Carolina and Georgia. The treatment process involved washing the map to remove the old linen lining, treating the map to reduce staining and discoloration, and then relining it with Japanese tissue. The following is a video I made documenting part of the process. Enjoy!