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Subject: Palm leaf manuscripts

Palm leaf manuscripts

From: Akio Yasue <yasue>
Date: Friday, May 12, 2000
Ms. Gillian Boal of UC Berkeley Library Preservation Department asked
about the conservation of palm leaf manuscripts. Following
information is what I can provide.

    I and Mr. Masayosi Kuba, conservator of the National Diet
    Library, Tokyo have worked with the staff of the National
    Library of Indonesia to house more than one thousand rare books
    and manuscripts of that library in 1991-1992. Most of them are
    palm leaf documents. Mr. Kuba revisited the National Library of
    Indonesia this year and found these materials are in good

    Mr. Anupam Sah, conservator and the Coordinator of the INTACH
    ICI Orissa Art Conservation Center in India, has been organizing
    four months intensive training course in conservation of palm
    leaf manuscripts. He has a very knowledge of the conservation
    treatment of palm leaf documents. Address:

        Orissa Art Conservation Center
        State Museum Premises
        Bhubaneswar-751014, India

Akio Yasue
Periodicals Department
National Diet Library, Tokyo

                  Conservation DistList Instance 13:57
                   Distributed: Tuesday, May 16, 2000
                       Message Id: cdl-13-57-005
Received on Friday, 12 May, 2000

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