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Fit for an emperor: Akbar’s luxury manuscript of the Baharistan of Jami and its conservation

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This paper discusses the conservation treatment and technical study of an exquisitely decorated copy of the Baharistan of Jami, produced c. 1595 for the Mughal emperor Akbar. 19th century repairs and rebinding had contributed to a deteriorating condition, rendering it inaccessible. In order to anticipate how conservation interventions might affect the manuscript’s visual appearance and evidence of material history it was necessary to undertake a technical study, followed by a comparison with ...

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Accepted
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
GLAM
Department:
Bodleian Libraries
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
GLAM
Department:
Bodleian Libraries
Role:
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
GLAM
Department:
Bodleian Libraries
Role:
Author
Publisher:
International Council of Museums Publisher's website
Place of publication:
Paris
Acceptance date:
2020-11-24
Event title:
Transcending Boundaries: Integrated Approaches to Conservation. ICOM-CC 19th Triennial Conference
Event location:
Beijing
Event website:
https://www.icom-cc2020.org/
Event start date:
2021-05-17T00:00:00Z
Event end date:
2021-05-21T00:00:00Z
Language:
English
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Pubs id:
1148118
Local pid:
pubs:1148118
Deposit date:
2020-12-08

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