Art Conservation

Art Conservation is a process that attempts to return cultural heritage to some previous state that the restorer imagines was the “original”. This was commonly done in the past. Conservation can involve the cleaning and stabilization of art work. Ideally, any process used is reversible, departures from that ideal not being undertaken lightly. Being vital to the survival of classical paintings and a part of the scientific application of chemistry, art restoration often involves research to determine the original colors and materials of a work. (Source: Wikipedia)

In recent times, conservators have used thin, strong Japanese tissue paper kozo to conserve, print, back, mount, and mend artworks on paper. But now, we have discovered that sheets made from  nanocellulose fibers are even superior to kozo. In addition to being unbound from a specific type of tree, our sheets can also be made transparent (especially helpful for the purposes of art restoration). Our Standard Sheet represents kozo more closely while our revolutionary Pro Sheet extends the possibilities of art preservation and restoration even further.

Nanocellulose films, made of pure cellulose, are biomaterials with a neutral pH. These materials can effectively transmit light and can be as transparent as a piece of polyester film such as mylar. In a research project carried out at the National Library of France by Remy Dreyfuss-Deseigne, paper conservator-researcher (napanoper.com), they have been tested to be very stable to light, temperature and humidity aging. Also, nanocellulose films are very thin (thickness from 10 to 60 µm) and show excellent mechanical strength properties (extremely lightweight with 8x the tensile strength of steel). In the last few years, these new materials have been used to mend or to consolidate artworks and documents made of translucent and transparent supports, such as thin paper objects, tracing papers or gelatin windows, omnipresent in museums collections, archives and libraries.

These nanopapers were specially adapted to art conservation in collaboration with paper conservators in the field of art conservation.

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Standard Sheet (Art)

$20.00 $15.00

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This dried nanocellulose A4 sized sheet is white and slightly opaque. This sheet comes in a standard thickness of approximately 15 microns (suitable for art conservation). Weight is approximately 15 gsm.

*All dimensions are approximate and are subject to change without notice.

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SKU: std

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Thickness

15 microns

Weight

15 gsm

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Pro Sheet (Art)

$49.00 $45.00

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Made from tempo-oxidized fibers, this A4-sized nanocellulose sheet is completely transparent. This sheet comes in a standard thickness of approximately 20 microns (suitable for art conservation). Weight is approximately 20 gsm.

*All dimensions are approximate and subject to change without notice

**Flat rate domestic shipping. For international shipping, please contact info@innovatech.us

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SKU: pro

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Thickness

20 microns

Weight

20 gsm