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The Book and Paper Group Annual is published each year by the Book and Paper Group (BPG), whose members receive a free copy with their annual membership. It includes papers on the conservation of works of art on paper, books, and library & archival materials. The Annual is a non-juried publication. Authors are responsible for the content and accuracy of their submissions and publication in the Annual does not constitute endorsement by the Book and Paper Group or by the American Institute for Conservation. Responsibility for the methods and/or materials described herein rests solely with the contributors and should not be considered official statements of the Book and Paper Group or the American Institute for Conservation. 

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Paper Conservation Catalog

The Paper Conservation Catalog is a catalog of conservation treatments for art and historic artifacts on paper. The intention is to record a variety of treatment procedures in current use or with a history of use. The catalog is designed for practicing paper conservators and is intended as an aid in the decision-making process. The project is a collective volunteer effort of the BPG, with members compiling catalog chapters and making long or short contributions to these chapters. Treatment chapters are divided into six sections: Purpose, Factors to Consider, Materials and Equipment, Treatment Variations, Bibliography, and Special Considerations. The 1984 pilot committee drafted three prototype chapters in the standard format to serve as examples. From 1985 to 1994, twenty-two additional chapters were completed. Individual conservators are also needed on an ongoing basis to compile and contribute to new treatment topics. 

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