May 16, 2022

Report: National Archives of Australia Staff off to Cuba to Restore Historic Documents”

From The Canberra Times:

Most travel packing includes perhaps a little sunscreen or the latest novel, but for two Canberra conservators, their luggage to Cuba will contain far more interesting items.

The two experts from the National Archives of Australia will have the tools of their trade at the ready when they work to preserve documents in Cuba that range from 355 to almost 470 years old.


Packed in the Canberra conservators’ bags ready for take-off on Monday are supplies from special tweezers to pH indicators; Stanley knives to pencils and erasers.


The pair will only have six working days to pass on their knowledge, working with translators to impart their technical expertise to their Cuban colleagues. But they are up for the challenge.

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