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Album: The Wollaton Library Collection

Track: The Wollaton Library Collection Ep.2 - Conservation


Description: In this, the second video in the Wollaton series, Robert Pearce (Conservator) explains the difficulty and importance of preserving these manuscripts and books for the future. A Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) award enabled Manuscripts and Special Collections to conserve, catalogue and provide access to the remains of the Collection. Access to the ten medieval manuscripts and 42 printed books had been limited both because of their fragile condition and the specialist nature of the manuscripts. The volumes include texts in Middle English, Old French and Anglo-Norman French as well as Latin. In episode 3, find out about the digitisation of these rare manuscripts and books. For more information on the project please visit www.nottingham.ac.uk/mss

Keywords: History, Manuscripts, Medieval, Special Collections, University of Nottingham, Lancelot, Camelot, Books, Literature

Author: Various

Category: History

Web page: http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/mss

Thumbnail: http://itunesu.nottingham.ac.uk/media/Culture/WollatonLibraryCollection/images/wollaton.jpg

Track media file: http://itunesu.nottingham.ac.uk/media/Culture/WollatonLibraryCollection/video/conservation.mp4

Duration: 00:07:24

Size: 90090932

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