Conservation mounting question.


MGF, Master Grumble Framer
Apr 28, 2002
Albuquerque, NM
Customer delivered a large vintage WWII poster that appears to have been permanently mounted to a material unknown to me. It seems to be paper on side and linen on the other... (much like raw canvas linen). Poster's attached to the paper side. Would gummed linen hinging tape be acceptable, and will it form a sturdy enough bond to the "canvas" side? The poster (with mounting material) measures 27x33 and will be under a/f mat and cc glass.

Thanks in advance for any info you can give me.
The best option would be starch paste and Japanese
tissue hinges, attached to the linen. If you are
not versed in this technique, you could dip a
bristle brush in warm water and take the adhesive
off of good quality linen tape and paint it onto
Japanese tissue to adhere that to the linen. In
either case, when each hinge has been applied, it
should be blotted dry with blotter cards that have
been dried out in a heat press or with an iron.
This dessicated blotting helps ensure that the
linen/paper will not cockle.

Thanks, Hugh... I appreciate your help.