What's the Damage?
From accidental water damage to the accumulation of everyday dirt, numerous types of damage can mar works on paper. Most types of damage to paper items can be repaired or improved with professional expertise. Click below for more information on some of the types of damage that affect paper objects.
When a work on paper is stored in a rolled position over the years, the piece develops a memory for this curled position, making it difficult to flatten. Rolled works on paper are more vulnerable to damage than properly stored items, especially if the paper becomes brittle. Professional conservators can flatten rolled items to protect them from further damage.