9 Nov 2010

Dickens's Manuscripts in Trouble

Manuscripts in the news - V&A pleads for cash to save Charles Dickens's manuscripts

"At the moment we can't display these manuscripts safely because they are so damaged and so fragile," said John Meriton, deputy keeper of word and image at the V&A. "They were last conserved in the 1960s, when they were rebound and placed in what are called 'guard books'. But the backing paper used, unfortunately, was very acidic, causing a lot of stress to the original manuscript leaves."

Hopefully the V&A can raise the funds. You can support the campaign here.

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