Journey to the center of the Bodleian

· Oxford


In this webinar, Virginia M. Lladó-Buisán will describe one of the fundamental activities that the Bodleian Library carries out since its foundation in 1602: the restoration and technical study of one of the most important research collections in the world. Virginia will open a virtual window to the restoration offices (located at the Weston Library), among the most prominent in the UK, and where 22 experts in the field of restoration of manuscripts on paper and on other materials such as papyrus, parchment or birch bark.

When: Wednesday, 20th of January 2021, 6.15 pm
Where: Online. Previous registration is required (See button above or link below).
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About the speaker:

Virginia M. Lladó-Buisán is the Head of Conservation and Collection Care since 2012. She has been working in the conservation field since 1990. Prior to arriving at the Bodleian, Virginia worked for conservation departments at the British Library, The Metropolitan Museum of Art of New York, The Guggenheim Museum, the National Museum of Art of Catalonia, and the National Maritime Museum Greenwich.

In recent years, Virginia has managed two large scale projects: the conservation of the Sheldon Tapestry Maps, jointly with National Trust, and the study of the materiality of ancient Mesoamerican manuscripts in the Bodleian collections through the application of non-invasive spectroscopy and hyperspectral imaging. Virginia co-authored the book “Mesoamerican Manuscripts: New Scientific Approaches and Interpretations” (Brill) after the international conference with the same title that she organised in June 2017.

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