A Conservation Treatment: Preserving the "Mao Books"

A Conservation Treatment Preserving the Mao Books
The Asian Civilisations Museum put together artefacts of the 10 revolutionary years in China in the exhibition Seeing Red: Propaganda and Material Culture in China (1966-1976).

Heritage Conservation Centre's paper conservator Paula Leon shares with us the process ofpreserving two of books selected for this exhibition, both of whichcontain quotes or writing attributed to Mao Zedong. One of the selected books is "Poetry of Chairman Mao", printed in China in December 1967.

The second and smaller book is the famous "Little Red Book" which is actually titled "Quotations from Chairman Mao".

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