'The results are well worth the effort'


The exacting procedures associated with the conservation of works on paper require a great deal of patience and expertise. Fortunately the results are well worth the effort, and clients are always impressed with what can be achieved. Dealers and collectors who know what we can achieve don't let paper-based imperfections prevent them from acquiring a scarce piece. As well as appreciating the standard of our workmanship, they value our fair prices.

  • What can be done?
  • Consolidation
  • Deacidification
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Encapsulation
  • Flattening
  • Hole filling
  • Insect treatment
  • Matting & Framing
  • Mending tears
  • Mould removal
  • Pulp filling
  • Removal of prior repairs
  • Retouching
  • Stain removal
  • Surface cleaning
  • Washing

Once conservation of the piece is complete we can advise on preservation and archival storage, in order to best protect our clients' investments. Providing a good environment, and safe storage conditions are critical to preserving paper based collections.

The science and art of Paper Conservation requires that practitioners constantly upgrade their knowledge and understanding of procedures. As new methods and treatments become accepted, it is our policy at Newbold & Collins to keep our staff abreast of current standards, and undertake ongoing education.



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