Preserve! Early Printed Books in the Hands of Restorers.
20 September – 4 November 2012 The Klementinum Gallery – Exhibition Hall
The exhibition presents samples of historical bookbinding before and after the intervention of restorers and it describes the procedures and methods applied. The task of a restorer or conservator is to stop degradation processes and repair the damages caused by natural ageing, frequent use or improper storage and poor handling in the past. The restorer is bound to respect historical value of the restored object, his or her interventions must be reversible and the less intrusive possible to the object.
The exhibited historical bindings were restored for the National Library of the CR and the Museum of Jindřichův Hradec Region by students of the Conservation and Restoration Department, Graphic School Prague (Vyšší odborná škola grafická a Střední průmyslová škola grafická v Praze) as their graduation works.
In addition to the restored objects of art, the exhibition also features samples of student works from present bookbinding and calligraphy as well as copies of unique historical documents.
The Klementinum Gallery – Exhibition Hall (entrance from the Mariánské Square, Gate B2)
Tuesday to Sunday: 10.30 am – 6 pm
Entrance fee: adults 60 CZK; seniors, students 40 CZK; groups over 10 persons 40 CZK/person; children 6-15 years 20 CZK, children up to 6 years free