Modern Techniques of Restoration

Modern Techniques of Restoration of document involve thorough examination of the document and its constituents and adopting best-suited techniques and material depending on the condition and use to which the document will be put.

After cleaning, washing, de-acidification documents require some restoration and repair work, which may consist of physical & chemical examination of documents, resizing, flattening, minor repairs and major repairs; like full pasting, inlaying, chiffon pasting, tissue repair, lamination with cellulose acetate film and encapsulation with polyester film etc.

Special techniques are adopted for documents damaged by fire and flood. This should only be done under expert guidance.