From records documenting monumental moments in history to the pages of a much-loved book that inspired a childhood, there are many reasons why paper items may be treasured by their owners and retained for future generations.
People have been using paper to record information for hundreds of years, meaning many of these prized possessions are antiques that require specialist care and conservation to preserve their condition.
Unfortunately, as paper ages, it naturally deteriorates, a process that can be accelerated by environmental factors if items are not stored or handled correctly.
Where damage or deterioration has occurred, the paper specialists within our restoration team can help to revive and restore the item so its history and significance may be sustained for years to come.
Our paper restoration specialists work across the full range of items made from or containing paper, from books and parchments to old newspapers, prints and the mapwork covering antique globes.
Due to its fragility and susceptibility to environmental factors, paper can sustain damage of many kinds.
Some of the most common problems we encounter are:
At Farcroft Restorations Group, our paper restorers understand the fragility of paper and the delicate touch required in restoring items that have been damaged.