Conservation and restoration of paper ancient books on science and technology: A case study of Notes for the Treatise on Febrile Disease in Museum of Xishui// xie meng, zhao yanhong, ye yinghong
First-author's Address Hubei provincial museum, e-mail: xiaoxiaotu[email protected]
Abstract Ancient books are precious treasures of human civilization, left by the ancientors. Taking Notes for the Treatise on Febrile Disease in museum of xishui as an example, this paper illustrates a comprehensive process of conservation and restoration of scientific and techical ancient books made of paper materials. First of all, the basic information, the cultural relics' value and the current condition should be evaluated. Secondly, every step should be strictly conducted according to corresponding principles and methods of restoration. Finally, the environment of preservation after the restoration should be controlled.
Keywords paper ancient books, evaluation of preservation condition, principles and requirements of restoration, control of preservation environment