So I have been working on a new term that I will be unveiling with a new website I am working on and would like some thoughts. I would like to attempt to change what we call linenbacking to a three word phrase "Conservation, Support, and Restoration" or CSR for short. As I have argued in past posts I don't think collector's understand what they are getting when they send their posters off to be linenbacked.
Why CSR? There are clearly three different efforts that are generally focused on (or not). They can all intermingle but generally from my observations everything falls into these three categories and usually in this order... Is it a conservation effort, support effort, or restoration effort?
Conservation: Purified materials, archival materials, deacidification, acid buffer, etc.
Support: Such as linenbacking or paperbacking. Spot support... Or none at all...
Restoration: Paper fills, art infilling (reversable/permanent), reprays
That second mouse in the bowl of cream we call life...