Date completed : 13 September 2013 Duration : 16 Weeks
Elizabeth Fagg-Shuttlewood ACR

The item was privately owned and had been found in an attic.


  • The paper was surface cleaned and mould was removed.
  • The tears were repaired  and infilled with Japanese papers using a hand made archival paste.
  • The entire map was re-lined onto new archival linen. 
  • The vellum tears were infilled with buffered repair parchment and supported with gold beaters skin, using a suitable adhesive.
  • The rust was tested to establish removal perimeters and costs. A decision was made to leave the rust removal to a later,  separate project.

A bespoke storage box was made and a bespoke double roll handling system created.

Item returned to use by treatment:

The client was delighted with the work; this was a important document, the treatment allowed the object to be handled safely and used for local history research. The item has now been donated to a local archive for safe storage.[ case-study-gallery]

Before conservation
After conservation
Parish Plan – Over-sized rolled object
Parish Plan – Over-sized rolled object
Bespoke box

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