From the works of John James Audubon to your grandparents' marriage certificate, McGannon
Studios preserves and brings back to life unique and precious paper artifacts. Our Treatments pages show examples
of prints, watercolors, documents and paper artifacts of all kinds that we have successfully cleaned, repaired and restored. Please call to make an appointment to have your antique print or family
documents examined at no cost.
People are generally aware that paintings, furniture and
other artifacts can be successfully restored not just from age but also from major accidents and disasters. It is far less
known that paper artifacts can also be successfully restored.
Paper artifacts of all kinds
are possessed by just about everyone. Some of these may be valuable in a sentimental sense such as family letters and documents
or they may be artifacts that are collectible and have a monetary value such as antique prints, drawings or watercolors. Often
damaged pieces such as these are considered losses because their owners are not aware that paper can be restored effectively.
But paper is very resilient and much can be done to remove stains, dirt and glues from
the fibers and return the piece back to its original condition.