Conservation Gallery: Archival Work with Washi Paper

Old books and documents are a treasure trove of knowledge and history. However, over time, the paper used to make these books can become damaged and brittle, making it difficult to read and handle them. This is where paper conservation comes in - the process of restoring and preserving paper-based artifacts to ensure their longevity.

Paper conservation with washi paper involves using the durable, flexible, and long-lasting qualities of washi, a traditional Japanese paper, to repair and preserve damaged documents, artworks, and other paper-based materials.