An acid-free bristol board with good aging properties. Archival boards are generally composed of at least 94% alpha cellulose and are buffered with 3% calcium carbonate. In 1980, the Library of Congress stipulated that archival paperboard products be sulfur-free, lignin-free, alkaline pulped and contain an alkaline reserve of 3-5%.
Synonyms and Related Terms
museum board; museum quality board; rag board; conservation board; chemical wood pulp board
Sources Checked for Data in Record
- Book and Paper Group, Paper Conservation Catalog, AIC, 1984, 1989
- A Glossary of Paper Conservation Terms, Margaret Ellis (ed.), Conservation Center of the Institute of Fine Arts, New York City, 1998
- Art and Architecture Thesaurus Online, http://www.getty.edu/research/tools/vocabulary/aat/, J. Paul Getty Trust, Los Angeles, 2000