HOW LONG WILL BOOKS LAST AFTER RESTORATION?
A. Unlike museum restoration, where items are generally not handled by the public, restored permanent records are often reintroduced into daily use. That is why records are restored in strict accordance with the highest standards in materials, methods and workmanship. With reasonable maintenance and care, it is estimated that restored records can perform for as long as two to three hundred years before they need attention. Aging studies estimate that paper which has been deacidified may not need treatment again for several hundred years.