ITV West Country News comes to PZ Conservation

“Two unique Cornish language manuscripts, held at the Cornwall Record Office in Truro, will undergo much needed conservation work this spring thanks to a grant from The National Manuscripts Conservation Trust.

The work on the documents, by antiquarians William Scawen and William Borlase, will ensure that both manuscripts are in good condition for future generations to use and enjoy.” (from the Cornwall Record Office’s website.)

As the Cornwall Record Office doesn’t have an in house conservation department, the manuscripts will be worked on by us here at PZ Conservation later on this year.

A very nice guy called Steve Hardy from ITV West Country news came to visit the studio to film us doing some practical conservation and to interview Lizzie about the conservation of the manuscripts.

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Holly doing some parchment repairs.

And a close up

And a close up.

The ITV report can be found here, and the BBC article on the project can be found here.

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