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Re: [BKARTS] Rubber Cement Stains



Dear Norman,

        I referred your question to a paper conservator, teacher and friend of mine
in the Art Conservation Program.  (The campus has been on hiatus between
semesters until recently.)  It is not my field, but I it is hers, and I can
assure you that you can have every confidence in the following advice:

        "He should speak to a conservator in his area - for referrals he should
contact the American Institute for Conservation in Washington at
202-452-9545, or go to http://aic.stanford.edu.  This is not work to be done
by private individuals - too much can go wrong."

        "Bleaching does not remove the materials of the rubber cement that causes
discoloration.  It does, however, damage the paper, so you may end up with
the stain returning and the paper discoloring from bleaching too!  Worse
than before.  Hands off!"

        It is useful advice.  Good luck.

                Paul Martin

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[mailto:BOOK_ARTS-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx]On Behalf Of Norman Sasowsky
Sent: Thursday, January 09, 2003 9:17 AM
To: BOOK_ARTS-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Rubber Cement Stains

Does anyone have any experience removing old rubber cement stains from
paper? The stains appear on the reverse side of some very small fifty
year old pen and ink drawings. Either advice or direction to a resource
would be appreciated. Please reply off list. Thank you.

Norman Sasowsky

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