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RESTORATION OF A VELLUM DOCUMENT

Restoration of vellum document
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Many documents printed and written on parchment and vellum may become warped and shrunk if not properly stored and protected.

This diploma dating to 1920 became damaged and infested with mold and mildew due to long exposure in area of high humidity. Restoration started with careful cleaning of the surface and the document was treated to kill any spores and to reduce the appearance of mildew. It was also humidified to make the material pliable and then carefully flattened and dried to remove the warping. Up to 2 inches in dimension were gained back through this process.