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[BKARTS] Reuters article: Alchemists of British Library preserve heritage



Alchemists of British Library preserve heritage


Bending over a mediaeval parchment, the curator carefully applies her "butterfly stitch" of minute strips of tissue to a rip in the age-browned paper.

The adhesive dabbed on the tissue is made from the bladder of a
sturgeon, one of the centuries-old techniques used by the alchemists of
the British Library to restore its ancient books.

Complete article at : http://uk.reuters.com/article/domesticNews/idUKL0316166220071107







Mark Arend
Oshkosh Wisc.





Outside of a dog a book is man's best friend. Inside of a dog it's too dark to read.
---Groucho Marx


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