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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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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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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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Online Course on the Book of Kells

https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/book-of-kells?utm_campaign=trinity_college_dublin_book_of_kells_october_2018&utm_medium=organic_social&utm_source=linkedin…

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Conservation of the Executive Papers of Thomas Jefferson

The following is another interesting video created by the conservation staff at the Library of Virginia.  A collection of Thomas Jefferson’s executive papers had been laminated.  Many of the documents contained wax seals, which required special care.  The video…

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Ink From Ancient Egyptian Papyri Contains Copper

Does your collection include papyrus artifacts?  Until recently, the inks used to write on ancient papyrus were assumed to be carbon-based.  Researchers have discovered that the inks in this papyrus manuscript actually contain copper, which will affect the methods…

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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…

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What Causes Foxing Or Staining In Paper?

The sources of stains on paper can vary widely.  Today, I will focus on foxing specifically. Does your document or work of art on paper have small, ovular stains or spots? These discolorations are commonly referred to as foxing.…