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A blog by NCS news editor Rachel Gordon As you no doubt have heard, Magna Carta is 800 years old this year - a milestone marked by events around the UK and worldwide - and NCS is providing conservation care and advice for several documents related t

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If you've been following the increasing media attention on the 800th anniversary of the first Magna Carta of 1215, you may be interested in our work on this and several other of the Great Charters. Since 2006, NCS Director Chris Woods has been

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The decontamination, conservation and digitisation of 18th papers from Bangor University Archives The items treated in this project come from the Penrhyn Estate archive, deposited at the Bangor University Archives in North Wales. The project include

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The John Clare Bible was initially acquired by the poet in 1813; he has signed the inside front cover and dated it. The bible itself is much older than this, dating back to 1639 when it was published by Robert Baker. It has since been presented to Th

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Historic Library Conservation – Oxford & Cambridge Club, Pall Mall, London What is the project? The  Oxford & Cambridge Club has an ongoing project to improve the visual and physical condition of the books in the historic library. The priority was