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India’s book restorers: Saving the past for the future FEATURE 02/05/2010

Friday, February 5, 2010


India’s book restorers: Saving the past for the future


FEATURE

02/05/2010

MUMBAI — In the basement of the University of Mumbai’s Fort Campus library, a towering Gothic-style cathedral to knowledge built by the British in the mid-19th century, half-a-dozen people are hard at work.

Some are hunched over computers and a state-of-the-art scanner. Others busy themselves in an air-conditioned laboratory, surrounded by fumigation units, bell jars of chemicals, trays of clear liquids and metal drying racks.
This is the institution’s rare books restoration project, which aims to return ancient and hard-to-find works to their former glory, so the scholars of the future can learn from those of the past.... MORE


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