Figuring out Folds: Conserving a Thai Buddhist manuscript

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Source: Chester Beatty

via the Chester Beatty Museum, 13 June 2019: A piece about conserving Thai manuscripts at the Chester Beatty Museum in Ireland, in conjunction with an exhibition on Thai manuscripts running until January 2020.

Tucked away in the Chester Beatty store is an important yet little known collection of Thai Buddhist manuscripts. The collection is one of the finest of its type in the world and includes manuscripts on palm and paper dating to the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. For the past year and a half, the Chester Beatty conservation team have been preparing twenty-two large paper folding books from the collection for an exciting and colourful new temporary exhibition, Thai Buddhist Tales: Stories along the Path to Enlightenment’ (14 June 2019 – 27 January 2020).

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