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Good Conservation Practice

The emphasis in contemporary conservation practice is to halt decay, neutralise and stabilise the condition of the paper and prevent further deterioration. Toning of missing areas and pigment is carried out with an awareness of preserving the artists intention and is often therefore quite minimal in its input. Previous attitudes in restoration have often resulted in a complete change in the appearance of the work of art which by current attitudes is hard to defend. After treatment the work of art is mounted in museum board (100% cotton rag and acid free) following guidelines put forward by the British Museum. The owner will then be advised on appropriate hanging and storage conditions.

Cotman watercolour float mounted in TG off white museum board.



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