Monthly Archives: April 2015

A Few Thoughts on Iron Gall Ink Reconstruction

by Yun Liu Paper heritage has long been threatened by the degradation caused by iron gall inks. Research has confirmed that the damage is a result of complex overlapping of different processes which are mainly generated by two degradation mechanisms of cellulose—acid catalysed hydrolysis and metal-catalysed oxidation, both being strongly influenced by ink properties. As […]