Stage 1

    About the Work

    This miniature paper hat was badly damaged when it arrived in our lab. After removing the tape that was holding the torn brim to the rest of the hat, our conservators cleaned and locally flattened the pieces of the hat. They then repaired the tears and reattached the pieces, inpainting areas where the ink had worn off.

    • Process

    • Inpainted Ink Losses
    • Reduced Creases
    • Removed Tape and Adhesive Residue
    • Repaired Tears