Conservation and restoration

We use standard methods, as well as new procedures and innovative techniques in order to preserve and restore materials with the best possible results.
The process of restoration starts with the mechanical removal of impurities, stains and various defects on the surface of the artwork. In the places where the material has been partially destroyed, eaten by book-eating insects or decayed over time, the defects are reconstructed. Different types of Japanese paper are used for this purpose. Depending on the category of damage, different types of restoration procedures are proposed for each particular unit.
It should, however, be noted that after restoration books, prints or drawings cannot look as if they were new because their historical appearance has to be preserved, in accordance with the general guidelines of the restoration profession…

The process of conservation stops the degradation processes that damage the materials