Date completed : 10 June 2020 Duration : 4 Weeks
Graeme Gardiner

Paper conservators are usually approached to flatten, clean and restore old vellum and parchment documents, although working on them does require a different set of skills from that of paper. The gentle and considered application of moisture is usually required to unlock aged, stiff and hardened skins, although too much wetting will ruin them.

Water damaged parchment documents
A set of parchment documents, distorted and stuck together
Parchment documents after conservation
After flattening and cleaning

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