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Water damage to illuminated manuscripts

From: Carolina Barata <cbarata<-a>
Date: Wednesday, February 27, 2008
Heather Hamilton <hhamilton [at] hulmail__harvard__edu> writes

>I am hoping to hear from conservators or librarians who have first
>hand experience with salvage of water-damaged illuminated parchment
>manuscripts. ...

The parchment collection of the Caloust Gulbenkian Foundation, in
Lisbon, was damaged as a consequence of a big flood in 1967.

A great conservation project was coordinated for several years by
Victor Milheirao who is now retired.

I spoke with Rui Xavier from the Conservation Department and he will
be pleased to give you useful information for your project. You may
contact him through at rxavier<-a t->gulbenkian< . >pt.

Carolina Barata
Painting Conservator
Catholic Portuguese University


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