Monday, March 21, 2011

Private Work: TR003

I received this poster along with several others that had been stored in rolls. The client was keen to frame several of his collection, however they needed relaxing, repair and lining before framing. Prior to any wet repair the poster was dry cleaned and several pieces of tape were removed from the front and back of the poster. Additionally, several temporary repairs were applied to the poster before relaxing and lining, this gave stability to the weakened areas before the lining was applied. Once relaxed the lining was applied with wheat starch paste and the areas of loss were filled with repair paper. On completion the poster was stronger and able to lay flat.
Poster before conservation

Close up example of damage before conservation

Close up of paper repair to bottom right corner

Poster after lining and repair