Day 5 Preservation Tip of the Day: Nag Hammadi Codices (binding model)

Happy Friday! Today is our last day in celebration of Preservation Week. Here is your final Preservation Tip of the Day:

Did you know the Nag Hammadi codices are some of the oldest bound materials still in existence? They are estimated to be roughly 1700 years old! Not all materials can be so lucky, but through proper preservation, books and their intellectual content are surprisingly resilient.

Nag Hammadi binding model by Liz Dube.
Don’t forget to stop by our table in the library concourse today from noon – 2:00 pm to see Liz and Neil share our work on Preventive Preservation.
Thanks to all of you for sharing our excitement for preservation!
The Preservation Team


Jen Hunt Johnson

Special Collections Conservator

Author: Leslie L Morgan

Leslie serves as the Africana Studies and Education Librarian within the Hesburgh Libraries.