Caring for Culturally Sensitive Paper Documents


In this video, Audrey Harrison, Conservation Technician, University of Arizona, Tucson; Darsita North, Research Specialist, ASU - School of Human Evolution and Social Change; and Natalia Miles, Andrew W. Mellon Fellow 2017-2018 Heard Museum, Gila River Indian Community, provide information on how to care for culturally sensitive and irreplaceable paper-based pieces, such as maps and legal documents, using environmentally-safe methods. The session provides examples of issues encountered while working with paper, and describes specific circumstances that may require consultation with a paper conservator. Techniques for mending, repairing, and stabilizing paper documents using appropriate organic adhesives, as well as provide general storage solutions, are demonstrated.