The last water damaged book was dried up

Catastrophic floods in the Czech Republic in 2002 caused big damages and loss of several lives. One of the most afflicted buildings in Prague was the Municipal Library with its collection of about 20 thousand precious historical books. Conservators managed to dry the last damaged book.

The muddy water damaged many precious books as well as restoration workrooms and deposit libraries. Wet books had been frozen before the conservators could work on them.

The National Museum in Wenceslas Square presents an exhibition that shows the work of specialists recovering books after floods from the National Museum’s fonds. These books come from chateau libraries on the banks of the Vltava river. This exhibition is open until the end of January.

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