In the fall of 2019, conservators in the Deknatel Paper Lab began treatment of an exquisite Judaica papercut, a gift from the Charles and Lynn Schusterman Collection.

Treatment Options for the Judaica Papercut

Conservation and Collections Management
Friday, March 6, 2020
Many of the broken or folded pieces of paper cannot be aligned, or unfolded and aligned, without first expanding that area of the papercut. Some of…

Stabilization of the Judaica Papercut

Conservation and Collections Management
Monday, December 9, 2019
Treatment is an active process. As work progresses, insight is gained that may lead to revision of the approach and end goals. While some decisions…

Examination of the Judaica Papercut

Conservation and Collections Management
Friday, October 25, 2019
The papercut arrived in the plastic enclosure pictured below. The paper is very brown, which serves as a warning that it may also be very weak and…

Introduction to the Judaica Papercut Conservation Project

Conservation and Collections Management
Friday, September 20, 2019
Papercutting has a long history in Jewish culture and is still practiced today. It is often used to decorate blessings, prayers, and ritual texts…