Visit to renowned restoration studio Hoogduin Papierrestauratoren with Bangladeshi student Azizul Rasel.
July 9, 2011, 10:08 pm
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June 30, two days before departure for a two months holiday (July – August) to Bangladesh, Encompass student Azizul Rasel (origin from Barisal), payed a visit with Florus Geraedts and Sigfried Janzing to restoration studio Hoogduin Papierrestauratoren Delft, Holland. This visit was organized especially for Azizul to make a presentation for staf of National Archives of Bangladesh when in Dhaka. Hoogduin is one of the best restoration studios in Holland, Willem Hoogduin and Ted Indewey – Gerlings, owners, having a lot of international experience (Projects and transfer of knowledge in National Archives of Surinam, Tamil Nadu Archives, Chennai, India and Arsip Nasional Republik Indonesia, Jakarta). Willem and Ted gave us a warm welcome before starting their tour through the studio, showing us various types of document-damages (damage caused by moisture and insects, ink corrosion e.s.o.) and restoration – techniques (leafcasting, Japanese tissue paper repair). Willem Hoogduin took time to show the working of the leafcasting unit, a device developed by Hoogduin and very much exported because of low costs and easy technique. See pictures below. For more information on restoration and conservation see the Tanap website: We wish Azizul luck in Dhaka with his presentation for NAB.

Welcome by Willem and Ted

Willem showing a device for flattening of charters and maps

Talking about conservation strategies

Willem preparing the leafcasting

... showing the proces ...

... pressing the documents ...

... finally the drying of the documents