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À la Poupée: A Colorful Printing Technique

À la Poupée is a printmaking technique used for making color prints by applying different ink colors to a single printing plate. To “ink” the plate, several ball-shaped pads of cloth, one for each color, are used. The printing paper is then run one time through the press, resulting in a print with rich and…
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Conductivity: The Unsung Hero of Paper Conservation!

Ensuring precise measurement of the initial paper conductivity and tailoring aqueous treatment baths accordingly can help prevent structural damage to the paper. Monitoring conductivity during the treatment process will assist in determining when the action of a bath is completed and the next stage of treatment can commence. Incorporating these kind of procedures as standard practice in paper conservation can provide conservators with safer, more effective, and easily controllable treatment methods.
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Consolidation

In the case of paintings conservation, Consolidation is the treatment that aims to stabilize degraded or weakened areas by introducing and adhesive, also called a consolidant, capable of holding them together.
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