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.
Tape is often used in an attempt to repair tears and breaks in paper. Unfortunately, tape can be very detrimental to paper, leaving adhesive residue and staining on a work. Once applied, tape can also be quite difficult to remove without damaging the paper below. If you have a work on paper with a tear, please do not use tape to repair it. Conservators can remove old tape and adhesive residue as well as make appropriate repairs to items with tears.