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Lucilla Ronai

Lucilla Ronai is a paper conservator in the Conservation Department at the Australian National Maritime Museum.

Book Conservation

Beyond a book's cover

09 Aug 2018

You might be surprised to discover that over 50% of the Museum’s collection is paper, photographic material and bound items – also known simply as ‘books’. Where else would those swashbuckling adventurers record their travels than in their trusty but often weathered journals?

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