Situated within the context of Fine Art, my research explores shared territory within and between drawings. Drawing is used as a tool for investigating archive and museum collections, and ways in which processes and protocols of other disciplines such as Conservation might usefully inform drawing practices. The archive of Charles Sims R.A. (1873-1928) at Northumbria University is the source for a current series of work investigating methods of transcription, substitution, and repetition in conservation retouching.