This time we have two guests who work at the same conservation business - The Conservators, Ltd. in London. Ashleigh Brown works in paper and photograph conservation, while Angelina Bakalarou focuses more on paintings and paper conservation.
Last time I visited the British capital was more than twenty years ago. So, as you can imagine, I remember nothing or almost nothing. What are your favorite bookish places in London you'd recommend me to see?
Paper has made it to Europe almost in the end of the Middle Ages, when it had already been known in China for more than a millennium. Traditional washi paper is made from the bark of gampi tree in Japan since the 8th century and is used for almost anything from fashion to furniture, and books, of course. Continue reading →