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Removing Staining From a Mezzotint

A client of mine from Texas recently mailed two damaged mezzotints by Sidney Wilson to my studio.  These two works of art on paper are family heirlooms of hers, and they were damaged when pipes burst in her home during…

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Art Conservation at the Freer Gallery of Art

This is a very well crafted video overview of conservation at the Freer Gallery of Art. You can see the process of consolidating a work of art on paper where the media has cracked and fragmented, as well as…

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Cleaning Fungal Stains on Paper with Hydrogels

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0964830519310649?fbclid=IwAR3MZXzXamLu2gz1oMHMRmT-i5myFp28aU3J40Of0dB7H5Iau-vpAtNNKDE An interesting article on the removal of fungal staining complexes from paper using rigid hydrogels and adjusting pH.…

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Killer Rabbits in Medieval Manuscripts!

http://www.openculture.com/2019/03/killer-rabbits-in-medieval-manuscripts-why-so-many-drawings-in-the-margins-depict-bunnies-going-bad.html?fbclid=IwAR2T88su60aAIappvAsNRmFSJkdng56gcLZP3wJT5gPoA49c1-dwD3uIVJU…

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Enhancing Watermarks

An interesting video on using Photoshop to enhance watermark images in art, paper and book conservation, repair and restoration.…

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Nature Illustrations

http://www.openculture.com/2017/11/two-million-wondrous-nature-illustrations-put-online-by-the-biodiversity-heritage-library.html?fbclid=IwAR1lTVCBjDUd0ir4-ZcXXWllCuyUwadVH6edANpv7gZrj-3Cn9EoB9ZudNE…