Conservation Blog

By: Sherif Afifi | July 22, 2020

Straight paper tear

These tutorial episodes are for trained conservators who have the training and the experiences as well as the materials and tools to do this. However, if you are not a trained conservator and do not have the right materials for such repair and have some books with cuts and tears please don't use all types of commercial self-adhesive tapes these products should be avoided in historic document conservation and restoration. keep in mind the reversibility possibility of these products.

Also, you should keep away from
  • All types of scotch tape, sellotape, Etc. 
  • Filmoplast P Tape, it is an archival grade material, but not recommended for rare books due to its reversibility.
  • Heatset tissue (shiny and uses heat). However, it is reversible with...

By: Sherif Afifi | July 22, 2020

Paper Mending

   New series of paper mending conservation and restoration tutorials which will focus on the techniques and secrets of paper conservation. keep tuned on, these tutorials will be captured regularly in short and informative episodes. Keep tuned 😉

just be careful during the repair process and Don't use:
  • Tape (sellotape), scotch tape, Etc.
  • Filmoplast P Tape, it is archival but not recommended for rare objects due to its reversibility.
  • Heatset tissue (shiny and uses heat). However, it is reversible with isopropyl alcohol, acid-free, and buffered with magnesium carbonate. As well it has long fibers, and it is transparent.

In conclusion, all types of commercial self-adhesive tapes should be avoided in historic document conservat...