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Difficult decisions in the conservation of 'The Book of Curiosities', a 13th-century Islamic manuscript

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A 13th century manuscript purchased by the Bodleian Library contained a series of unique maps of great importance to the history of cartography. Conditions of the Heritage Lottery Fund led to a collaborative project to provide access to the manuscript, including a complex programme of conservation. Compromises had to be made when making difficult decisions regarding the removal of later repairs which affected the physical safety of the manuscript whilst forming part of its cultural history. T...

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University of Oxford
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GLAM
Department:
Bodleian Collections Management
Sub department:
Conservation and Collection Care
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
GLAM
Department:
Bodleian Collections Management
Sub department:
Conservation and Collection Care
Role:
Author

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Earthscan Publications Ltd. Publisher's website
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English
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2008-03-14

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