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Behind the Scenes: Conserving Books, Paper and Manuscripts

20 September 2022

An introduction to the delicate work of conserving books, paper and manuscripts, including an in-depth look at an historic Holy Qur’an.

Museum of Islamic Art

In this video, the fourth in a six-part series, we speak to two members of the conservation team behind the biggest collection at the Museum of Islamic Art (MIA) - books and paper. Elpida Gazi and Reem Al Khuzaei, book, paper and manuscript conservators at MIA, walk us through their respective processes conserving a 10th-century Holy Qur'an and a 13th-century leather binding