Walters Senior Conservator of Manuscripts and Rare Books Abigail Quandt began treatment of The Archimedes Palimpsest in 2000. Referring to detailed notes of the process, Quandt shares an account of her work on the Palimpsest, which includes innovative steps to stabilize the leaves for digital imaging, final repair work and mounting in custom frames.
The Walters Art Museum
Thursday, October 6, 12:15–1:15 p.m.
Amy Mannarino, 410-547-9000, ext. 277, firstname.lastname@example.org
Mending splits and tears on fols. 4-5 with remoistenable tissue, Copyright the owner of The Archimedes Palimpsest (John Dean Photography)