The Paper Conservation Catalog was developed by, and for, professional conservators and was published from 1984–1994 by the Book and Paper Specialty Group, with assistance from the National Endowment for the Humanities. While persons in related fields will benefit from being acquainted with its content, the Paper Conservation Catalog is not intended to provide step-by-step recipes for the untrained. When using chapters from the facsimile, readers are strongly encouraged to consult the growing body of relevant literature published since the Paper Conservation Catalog ended.
The Paper Conservation Catalog began as a volunteer, collaborative effort, in the absence of much published literature, to exchange information among paper conservators, particularly the specific techniques and insights gained through practical experience. Readers will notice that, over the years, most chapters grew in length and incorporated more bibliographic references, as the availability of other literature increased. Readers are encouraged to read the front matter for further details on the project and its participants. The publications commitee of the Book and Paper Specialty Group is currently working with a special task force to determine the future of the project.
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Paper Conservation Catalog