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Portfolio

  1. 1. PORTFOLIOFederica Delia
  2. 2. ICPAL – Institute for Conservation of Archival and Library Materials
  3. 3. Front cover Back coverNotary acts, AD 1624: limp binding, Noticeable damages: abrasions, dirt,text block in paper and parchment accretions, deformation, previous(handwritten and printed documents), restoration, tears, cuts and lossesfastened by four alum-tawed laces. (especially along the edges).
  4. 4. Spine “All along” sewing on three leather double cords Text block (foot and head) – 43 sections, 1.088 folii (leaves)
  5. 5. Rodent bite Biodeterioration Insect damageLiquid stain Ink corrosion Wax seals
  6. 6. Biological AnalysisInfected areas result more Inoculations on Petri dishesfragile, darker and covered by (agar plates) highlighted thepurple stains of varied shapes presence of biologicaland dimensions. contaminants on both paper and parchment samplers.
  7. 7. Biological AnalysisInfected paper fragment Infected parchment fragment Presence of fungi (Vircibacillus) and bacteria (Monascus) on infected parchment fragment Scanning Electron Microscope
  8. 8. Physical and chemical Analysis-  pH test-  identification of paper fibers-  identification of inks-  IR Reflectography
  9. 9. Paper - cleaning and deacidification
  10. 10. LeafcastingMethod   is   inspired   by   paper   manifacturing   principles   and   it   is   based   on   the   use   of   a   pulp   of   natural   fibers  floa8ng  in  water.  Advantages:   Disadvantages:  -­‐  totally  reversible   -­‐  less  control  than  manual  mending  -­‐  minimum  overlapping   -­‐  not  suitable  for  all  kind  of  materials  (never  use  for  -­‐  increasing  of  paper  strength   parchment   or   in   presence   of   water-­‐soluble   inks   or  -­‐  shorter  8me  of  execu8on   pigments)   Leafcaster Pulp blender Pulp measuring
  11. 11. LeafcastingBefore treatment After treatment
  12. 12. Parchment - cleaning and disinfection* UmidificationParchment – before treatments Parchment – after treatments*First with an hydroalcoholic solution (unsuccessful), then with a solution of benzalkonium cloride in ethanol.
  13. 13. Cover - cleaning and adhesive removal
  14. 14. Binding - sewing and cover mending
  15. 15. Front cover Front coverBefore treatments After treatments
  16. 16. Back cover Back coverBefore treatments After treatments
  17. 17. Spine SpineBefore treatments After treatments
  18. 18. Foot – before treatments Head – before treatmentsFoot – after treatments Head – after treatments
  19. 19. Conservation box – paper folder for theoriginal sewing; plastic envelope for theold parchment repair
  20. 20. Vatican Secret Archives
  21. 21. Manuscript of the Index Room (XVI cent.)
  22. 22. Manuscript of the Index Room (XVI cent.)
  23. 23. Archive of Santa Maria dell’Anima
  24. 24. Parchment document,AD 1389 – before andafter conservationtreatmentsNoticeable damages:abrasions, creases anddeformations due tofolding, tears, cutsand losses.
  25. 25. Museum of Islamic Art, Doha, Qatar
  26. 26. Quran
  27. 27. Manuscript
  28. 28. Manuscript
  29. 29. Illumination
  30. 30. Illumination
  31. 31. Papyrus PaperParchment Parchment
  32. 32. ICCROM – International Centre for the Study of Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property
  33. 33. ICCROM Photographic Archive Analysis of the state of conservationEnvironment parameters control Catalogation
  34. 34. Cleaning Tape and adhesive removalDigitization Database online

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