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Learning from the past: using original techniques to conserve a twelfth-century illuminated manuscript and its sixteenth-century Greek-style binding at the Monastery of St Catherine, Sinai

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This paper describes the conservation treatment at the Monastery of St Catherine, Sinai of an illuminated manuscript preserved in an important but severely damaged sixteenth-century Greek-style Sinai binding. The conservation treatment aimed to restore functionality to this binding with minimum intervention enabling the important manuscript to travel to an exhibition. The repair techniques evolved during treatment as the two conservators studied and used the techniques of the original binder....

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Peer reviewed
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
GLAM
Department:
Bodleian Libraries ; Conservation and Collection Care
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ORCID:
0000-0003-1601-7205
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University of the Arts, London
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Publisher:
International Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works Publisher's website
Pages:
56-61
Host title:
Conservation and the Eastern Mediterranean: contributions to the Istanbul Congress 20-24 September 2010
Publication date:
2010-01-01
URN:
uuid:232590c9-9624-449a-8d41-ebea25a00648
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ora:4492

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