Conservation of poster complete. Museum no. E1980

Conservation of poster complete. Museum no. E1980

Poster ready for display

This shows the poster mounted for display. Losses were infilled. This requires a compatible weight of paper that has to be toned to match the original background colour and then fitted into place. Then the infills are retouched to match the original ink. Repairs like these can be invisible or visible. In conservation, it is often considered important to be able to distinguish the original from any later additions. Repairs are often unobtrusive at a normal viewing distance but can be easily identified on close examination.