Archaic Treasures

14 Hartlip Hill, Hartlip, Sittingbourne, ME9 7PA Directions

Tel 01795 841250
   Closed today Open Monday 09:00 - 17:00

Business overview

Binding Restoration and repair. Including paper repair, cleaning, stain removal and de-acidification. Phone 01795 841250 or Email photos of damage to : [email protected]

Specialising in the repair of FAMILY BIBLES and historical bindings.

Also specialising in Paper Conservation and repair of maps, wills, prints, ephemera and paper objects.

Treatments include:

Spine and board re-attachment, repair of sewing, leather repair.

Full rebinds.

Paper treatments include, wet and dry cleaning, and repair of tears with traditional archival quality Japanese paper repair techniques.

Stain reduction/removal including Foxing, Mould, Rust and other stains

Disaster recovery of water damaged collections.

Custom made archival quality boxing .

20 years experience in working for museums in museum standard conservation.


Infilling of damaged paper, using Japanese tissue and an archival, hand cooked adhesive.
The spine will be carefully lifted and conserved. It will be replaced on top of the new leather that will be added, during the repair.
New leather has been placed under the original spine, to created a functioning book, whilst conserving as much of the original binding as possible.

Products & Services

Binding Conservator/Restorer

Paper Conservation and Repair



I'm always impressed with the work from this studio- I have seen several projects and they are always done to the highest quality and with the greatest care possible.
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Book and paper conservation

I have commissioned Archaic Treasures on several occasions to undertake both condition reviews and conservation.
Her work is of the highest standards.
I have no hesitation in recommending Elizabeth and the work she undertakes.
Heritage Manager.
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