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Paper Conservation

Please note that paper conservation is different to restoration. Restoration aims to restore an item to as close to its original state as possible whilst the purpose of conservation is to preserve and stabilise as much of the original material as possible.

We off a comprehensive paper conservation service:

  • Our paper conservation services focusses on the preservation and stabilisation of original material
  • We specialise in working with artworks, archives and other precious materials
  • Throughout the process, we maintain the core professional ethics of minimal intervention and reversibility/re-treatability

For more details of our paper conservation service, please use the "Full Article" button below.

Additionally, Max provide a full range of conservation and storage services. For details please visit our conservation and storage page. We also offer comprehensive digitisation, digital preservation, archive management and digitisation project management solutions.

Paper Conservation at Max Communications

At Max we offer:

  • Initial assessments of material and creation of bespoke condition reports and treatment plans.
  • Advice on storage and planning for further long term preservation .
  • Surface Cleaning.
  • Tape removal.
  • Flattening of creased, distorted, folded or rolled items .
  • Lining of fragile and fragmented items .
  • Acidic backing removal.
  • Hinging and mounting .
  • Rehousing into new archival quality storage solutions.
  • Creation of bespoke folders and boxes for storage.

If you'd like to get in touch to find out more about our services please use the buttons below or call us on 020 8309 5445


Max Communications and the RSA Archive have a successful, long standing working relationship. We have undertaken several digitisation projects together to scan our numerous large sized artworks, prints and diagrams. More recently we successfully migrated to Max’s archive management and digital preservation services, DRYAD and SOTERIA. I cannot fault either the consistent quality of the digitisation or the quality of professional service provided and would recommend, Max Communications, without reservation.

--Eve Watson | Head of Archive | The Royal Society of Arts