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Paper Lab

The Paper Conservation Laboratory

Paper Conservation

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.

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Birth and Baptismal Certificate for Johannes Bender. Attributed to Henry Heltzel, Shenandoah County, Virginia, probably 1811-1820
Watercolor and ink on laid paper
Overall: 8” x 9 ¾”

Museum Purchase, The Antique Collectors' Guild and individual Guild members in memory of Henry P. Deyerle and Mary Elizabeth Deyerle, 1993.305.1