Our paper conservation interns are hard at work mending Whitefriars cartoons. A small fragment of this cartoon has detached completely, and – complicating matters – it’s part of the drawing itself rather than a piece from the margins. It’s important for Erin and Ilaria to repair this piece so people can get a clear idea of the design. Swipe through to see the mended cartoon. Although the tear is still somewhat visible, the work they have done has minimized its size and appearance, allowing the fragment to visually integrate with the drawing as a whole.