The Maltese Bookworm

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Historian Theresa Vann heads up the Malta Study Center at HMML. This division of the library has been cataloging and preserving archives that include accounts of the Knights of Malta dating back to the 12th century. Here she demonstrates how crude repairs and bookworms tunneling through fleshy parchment are some of the worst enemies to preserving culture history.

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