Journeys in Archive Conservation

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Readers of this Blog will be aware already of the skills of the conservators at London Metropolitan Archives through the conservation work on the Great Parchment Book.

All users of original documents at LMA benefit from the work of our Conservation team often without being aware of it. Our conservators are keen to show you more of what they get up to behind the scenes so have prepared an exhibition entitled Journeys in Archive Conservation.

Conservator Hilary Ordman preparing to be filmed for Journeys in Archive Conservation

The exhibition uses videos, images and displays of original items to explore the challenges that conservators deal with every day to make the collections accessible and delay the degradation of fragile and damaged items.

Conservator Rachael Smither showing the Great Parchment Book during a Conservation open dayThe Great Parchment Book project is featured at the centre of the exhibition through the video featured on the Great Parchment Book website.


London Metropolitan Archives, 40 Northampton Road, London EC1R 0HB

17 February – 15 May 2014

FREE – just drop in during normal opening hours.

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