November 2017

Science plays a central role in modern conservation of cultural heritage. By understanding the chemical structure of materials, a conservator can document the condition and potential degradation of historic objects, as shown in our last post. Now we’d like to show how conservators address damage in heraldic manuscripts through conservation treatment, making them accessible for […]

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All organic materials degrade. Historic manuscripts are handmade, unique artefacts combining parchment, paper, animals glues, pigments, inks, threads and leather. Unless left untouched in an oxygen free environment, these components may lose strength, discolour and can fall apart! Treating unique and degraded manuscripts can be a key part of a digitisation project. Over the last […]

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