Browsing Tag

conservation

Main

Pergamena: The ancient craft of parchment making

This is a wonderfully informative video on the process of making vellum/parchment, which dates back to 2450 B.C. Jesse Meyer has revived this craft and distilled it down to an art! The process of making parchment involves soaking animal…

Main

Flattening an illuminated vellum scroll

It is quite common for vellum and parchment documents to be folded, which is often the case with land indentures, for instance. Storing vellum documents in a rolled format was also a common convention, especially for diplomas, certificates and…

Main

Illinois Historic Group Directory

I am delighted to announce that I am now a Preferred Partner of the Illinois Historic League Directory. As a Preferred Partner, I am available to provide preservation advice and consultations to historical groups based in Illinois. In April,…

Main

How Do You Frame Your Artwork Archivally?

Many of my clients ask me how to frame their treated works of art safely, so they will be adequately protected and last for many more years to come. I recommend finding a professional framer who will use wheat…