Revistes Catalanes amb Accés Obert (RACO)

The Papal Bulls on Papyrus: an Approach to their Conservation

Carmen Bello, Àngels Borrell


There are few Papal bulls on Papyrus, it is a support difficult to find and to preserve, and that’s why we have to consider them like an exceptional historic and cultural heritage, especially in Catalonia where some important collections are preserved. Our work over the years has been studying, documenting and preserving these extraordinary documents and setting some precedents which will serve as a good model for their documentation and for any action on conservation or restoration in the future. From our professional point of view, an important amount of information can be found through different museums and Cathedral archives which is fundamental to understand the route of the document and its own history through the centuries.

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