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Examples of Conservation Work

Stage 1 - Original Document

This document was found in a time capsule discovered near the cornerstone of St. John's Anglican Church, Tillsonburg, Ontario.

Photo: Stage 1 - Original Document

Stage 2

The document had been rolled to fit in the time capsule.

The back of the document is soiled and there are dark cobwebs on the surface.

Photo: Stage 2

Stage 3

The paper was allowed to flatten.

As the surface allowed, the paper was brushed free of soil.

Photo: Stage 3

Stage 4 - Restored Document

The entire document was mounted on a large piece of Japanese fibre and then encapsulated in ultra-violet filtered mylar and mounted on acid-free foamboard.

Photo: Stage 4 - Restored Document

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