Paper Restoration

Joel Oppenheimer, Inc., a nationally renowned art facility, was founded in 1969 by the conservator for the Department of Prints and Drawings of the Art Institute of Chicago to fulfill a need for professional conservation services in the private sector. Please contact us with questions or concerns regarding restoration of your prints, watercolor paintings, original drawings, important documents, and anything else on paper.


This off-set lithograph poster became brittle due to the acidic nature of the paper causing severe tears and voids that were incorrectly stabilized with pressure-sensitive tape.


After removing the tape and cleaning the sheet, the poster was backed with mulberry tissue. Any fiber losses were filled and missing pigment replaced.