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Conservation Window - Archimedes Palimpsest

Date

Friday, August 13, 2010

Time

12:30 PM–04:00 PM

Conservation Window - Archimedes Palimpsest The Archimedes Palimpsest is a very important medieval manuscript on parchment that has been on deposit at the Walters for the past 10 years.  It has been the subject of a major conservation, imaging and transcription project whose goal is to stabilize the condition of the manuscript and retrieve ancient texts that, although erased in the 13th century, are still visible under different lighting conditions.  A Book Conservator will be treating disbound leaves of the manuscript that will be matted and framed for exhibition in the fall of 2011.

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