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Matenadaran: Stand 4 side 2. Manuscripts undergo several steps of restoration. Manuscripts undergo several steps of restoration.

 Manuscripts undergo several steps of restoration:

• Classification of manuscripts and
documents according to physical
condition, namely, the degree of
damage (fungal disease, bacterial
infection, moth-eaten, etc.).

• Protective measures with an eye to
preservation (disinfection, cleaning, dust removal, restoration of destroyed pages, fixing fading inks and miniature paints).

• Preservation and restoration of badly damaged manuscripts (evening parchment surface, repairing torn edges, separating attached pages, cover repair, etc.).

• Ongoing research to adopt
measures preventing further
deterioration.

 Manuscripts undergo several steps of restoration:

Step 1: Disassembling manuscript by
section and examine parchment
condition.

Step 2: Examining (research) parchment
and ink after cleaning and
straightening parchment.

Step 3: Restoration process using
Japanese paper.


Text and images provided by the Mesrop Mashtots Institute of Ancient Manuscripts.

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