Restoration is the main element in the preservation of documents and manuscripts. At the end of the disinfection and chemical treatment of documents and manuscripts, the restoration section proceeds with their partial or complete restoration.

Restoration Process

Thousands of documents and manuscripts have been restored in National Archives of Pakistan. Some factors are considered before going into physical restoration of a document or manuscript.

  • It depends on the size of affected part of document or manuscript.
  • It depends on extent of damage of a document or manuscript.
  • The process includes repair in terms of filling up holes.
  • The adding missing parts and strengthening the original document through backing it with a handmade acid free paper.