The Paper Conservation Laboratory
The Paper Conservation Laboratory treats works on paper in the decorative arts collection, folk art collection, and special collections at the John D. Rockefeller Library. The range of artifacts includes prints, maps, wallpaper, watercolor paintings, drawings, manuscripts, and architectural drawings and models. The spacious, well-lit lab includes several large work surfaces that can accommodate numerous simultaneous projects. Specialized equipment includes moveable and stationary fume extraction, portable stereomicroscopy, and a suction table for bathing water-sensitive works on paper, with a plastic dome for sheet humidification prior to drying.