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Newly Re-encased 1297 Magna Carta

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Magna Carta Before, During, and After Conservation Treatment

1297 Magna Carta before conservation treatment

1297 Magna Carta during conservation treatment

1297 Magna Carta after conservation treatment

National Archives

National Archives conservators Terry Boone (right) and Morgan Zinsmeister (left) examine the condition of 1297 Magna Carta before proposing treatment steps. Image by Sheri Hill for the National Archives.

National Archives conservator Terry Boone tests the solubility of old adhesive residues on the reverse of Magna Carta. Image by Sheri Hill for the National Archives.

National Archives conservators Morgan Zinsmeister (left) and Terry Boone (right) place 1297 Magna Carta on its new custom-made platform. Image by Sheri Hill for the National Archives.

Inert polyester edge tabs were positioned to secure 1297 Magna Carta to its platform. The detail shows the excellent legibility of the Latin text written in iron gall ink. Image by Sheri Hill for the National Archives.

National Archives conservation scientists Mark Ormsby and Jennifer Herrmann, and conservator Terry Boone with NIST physicist Charles Tilford remove the encasement top before installing the document in the encasement. Image by Sheri Hill for the National Archives.

NIST physicist Charles Tilford (left) and National Archives conservation scientists Mark Ormsby (center) and Jennifer Herrmann (right). Image by Sheri Hill for the National Archives.

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

Close up view of the milling of 1297 Magna Carta encasement base at NIST. Image by Mark Luce for NIST.

NIST Engineering Technician Brian Yanick (left) and Mechanical Engineer Jay Brandenburg (right) inspect the platform geometry between machining operations. Image by Mark Luce for NIST.

NIST Physicist Charles Tilford (left) and Engineering Technician Wendall Combs (right) mount the encasement frame on the base for leak testing. Image by Mark Luce for NIST.

NIST Physicist Charles Tilford (left) and Engineering Technician Wendall Combs (right) bolt the encasement for leak testing. Image by Mark Luce for NIST.

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