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SUMMARIES Using durable washi (Japanese paper) contributes not only to the conservation of historic objects but also to preserving current arts and crafts. For this purpose, the durability of kozo papers made from fibre cooked in 4 papermaking chemicals, wood ash, soda ash (sodium carbonate),...
SUMMARIES Historic wallpapers are particularly subject to compromises in their condition and appearance because of the fragility of their materials, the vast areas they cover and the exposure to which they are subject. The development of their conservation as a specialty acknowledges that...
SUMMARIES Saffron has been identified as having a significant preventive effect on corrosion caused by copper-based green verdigris pigments in Persian and Indian miniature paintings. A scientific examination of the chemical mechanism responsible for the buffering properties of saffron was...
SUMMARIES Paper is a composite material, which makes interpretation of experiments extremely difficult. Nevertheless, the data obtained so far on a limited amount of samples support the theory that higher pH values may have a negative effect on the stability of paper made from bleached chemical...
SUMMARIES Information on the manufacture, history, provenance, identification, care and conservation of paper-based artwork/objects is disparate and not always readily available. The Northumbria Watermark Archive will incorporate such material into a database, which will be made freely available...
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