Exhibitions - September 2022
Restoration of the Treasures of the National Library of the Czech Republic or the Secrets of the Restorer's Work
18 August - 2 October 2022
The exhibition takes visitors to the world of restoration and permanent preservation of original books in order to save them for future generations. Featured are different professions, like restorer, conservator, bookbinder, microbiologist, restoration technologist, climatologist etc., as well as the history of the book collections´ preservation and personalities, who were at the birth of this field. Displayed are tools and special materials used in restoration and conservation. The exhibition presents examples of specific complex restorer´s interventions in historical books including a wide range of restoration procedures.
The Klementinum Gallery
Tuesday to Sunday, 10 am – 6 pm
The exhibition brings visitors closer to the issues of the care of books with synthetic elements. Featured are examples of the use of plastics in bookbinding, replacement of natural materials and the production and processing of plastics in general. Much attention is paid to degradation processes of plastics, especially the release of volatile substances and plasticizers, which endanger the physical condition of adjacent books.
Klementinum, ground floor (gate A)
Mon - Sat 9 am - 7 pm (in the NL Opening Hours)
Admission to the exhibition for the NL registered users and those with a one-day Admission Ticket in the NL Opening Hours
NL readers entrance free
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