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Sunday, September 04, 2011

Exclusive access to Cathedral Library on Heritage Open Day for the first time (UK)

For the first time, Gloucester Cathedral will open its 14th century monastic library to the public during Heritage Open Day on Saturday 10 September. Cathedral Archivist Chris Jeens has been working for the past two years on preserving, re-ordering and cataloguing the Cathedral's Library and Archive collections, assisted by a small band of volunteers. The earliest manuscript works in the library date from the 13th century although there are some even earlier deeds and fragments. Many of the works in the collection are in a fragile condition and Chris has been monitoring the temperature and humidity levels in the Library with the aim of preventing further deterioration

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