Smoothing out in preparation for lining.Museum no. E1980-2004

Smoothing out in preparation for lining.Museum no. E1980-2004

Preparing for lining

Lining gives support and allows repairs to be done in a single step. The long tear and many minor losses meant that it was better to line the whole poster than carry out a lot of small repairs. Lining may also be necessary depending on how the poster will be displayed or for long term storage. Here, wrinkles and creases are smoothed out in preparation for lining.