Removing tape. Museum no. E1980-2004

Removing tape. Museum no. E1980-2004

Preparation

The different inks in the poster were tested to make sure that any treatments, such as humidifying or wet cleaning, would not make them run (red and blue inks are often problematic). The poster was humidified to 'relax' the paper and allow it to be laid flat so that conservation work would not cause more damage. Tears and separate pieces were realigned ready for repair, and old self-adhesive residues were carefully removed, as seen here.