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Under the Covers: The Conservation and Rebinding of Fitzwilliam MS 251

This resource is designed to show the conservation work which was carried out on MS 251, from the initial decision-making process through the conservation of the leaves to the eventual rebinding, a project which took 214 hours to complete.

Fitzwilliam Museum MS 251, a copy of the encyclopaedia 'Livre des propriétés des choses', is a lavish manuscript produced in Paris in 1414 and illuminated by one of the leading artists of the day, the Master of the Mazarine Hours.

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