Restoration of the Treasures of the NL
18 August - 2 October 2022 The Klementinum Gallery, Tuesday to Sunday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Restoration of the Treasures of the National Library of the Czech Republic or the Secrets of the Restorer's Work
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.