Conservation of plans on tracing paper and onion paper

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  • Owner: Association of Architects of Catalonia (CoAC).
  • Object: Plans on tracing paper and onion paper dating 20th century.
  • Damages: Folds on paper, tears, losses, tape stains.
  • Conservation treatment: Stain removal for pressure sensitive tapes, consolidation, flattening. This restoration has been complex enough to be worth a post. Click to know all the details: This document will self-destruct in 30 secs!

Tracing paper plan, before treatmentOnion skin paper drawing before treatment
Tracing paper plan after restoration Onion skin paper drawing after treatment

Houston: we have a problem... lines don't follow! Onion skin paper with fatty adhesive before treatment
(Houston): We restored it... and now we have only half a problem!  Onion skin paper with fatty adhesive after treatment (CLICK!)

If the tape is removed... so is the drawing!!!The tape is already removed...and now what?!


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