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Antique Globes, Books & Parchments

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.

Our Paper Restoration Services

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:

  • Structural damage – Fragile paper is vulnerable to becoming brittle and will tear easily.
  • Surface damage – Exposure to light may cause discolouration to the top layer of the paper.
  • Planar damage – Paper can become warped or creased through poor handling or ineffective storage.
  • Adhesive damage – The residues of harmful adhesive solutions used on the paper can cause it to deteriorate over time.
  • Biological infestations – If items have not been stored correctly, they are susceptible to contamination from insects, vermin or mould.

At Farcroft Restorations Group, our paper restorers understand the fragility of paper and the delicate touch required in restoring items that have been damaged.

Drawing on their knowledge of different paper types and methods of conservation, they advise clients on the best course of action to stabilise items, reverse damage, and maintain the strength and condition of the paper moving forwards.
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