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Exhibition on ancient book restoration opens

Date: 2020.09.07 Author: Celia Tang

On September 1, the exhibition on the ancient book restoration, opened at the National Library of China. The exhibition is the largest one themed on the ancient book restoration in China.


A total of 103 volumes or pieces of restored works are on display, including some documents discovered at the Mogao Grottoes, a renowned UNESCO World Heritage site in northwest China, in the 1900s, and early Buddhist scriptures. People can visit the tools and paper used to restore ancient books and documents, and get a better understanding of the craftsmanship through demonstrations by technicians. The most interesting part about the ancient book restoration is the proper color matching. The repaired pages look harmonious and complete.


The exhibition is jointly organized by the National Library of China and provincial-level ancient book preservation centers nationwide, also features the first national ancient book restoration competition.