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Washing Stained & Yellowed Artwork

Often, when artwork arrives for treatment at my studio, washing and stain reduction are required to reduce overall discoloration, as well as foxing and staining due to tape adhesives and moisture incursion. Staining can be caused by a variety…

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Repairing Historic Newspapers

Clients often come to me with historic newspapers that are in need of repair. These documents are frequently oversize and extremely fragile due to the nature of newspaper manufacture. Newspapers were intended to be ephemeral in nature, so in…

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Conservation and Repair of Civil War Era Newspapers

The following is a video created by my colleagues Leslie Courtois and Audrey Johnson at the Library of Virginia.  In it, Leslie and Audrey detail and illustrate the treatment concerns related to Civil War era newspapers.  They address the…