RESTORATION OF AN OLD DIPLOMATorn, extremely dried, and wrapped into a tight roll, this document presented a real restoration nightmare. The first step in bringing this document back was reintroduction of humidity in to the paper in order to make it pliable enough to be unrolled.
After unrolling, the document was carefully flattened, cleaned and stabilized to prevent any further deterioration. The tears and the missing sections were filled and reinforced with pH neutral archival material. The document was then ready to be framed and displayed.