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Anciens choirbooks and much more, at the spanish National Library

Detail of a parchment sheet of a choirbook with gilding and lapislazuli decoration.
10/12/2014

Passing through Madrid, a visit to the National Library of Spain cannot be missed.

Although later than we were expected, a smiling and very zen Luís Crespo, restorer at the Library, recieves us and guides us through a labyrinth of corridors to the restoration studio. On the way we see countless books, CDs, bundles… a wealth of information of all ages and sizes: on paper, vinyl, parchment, and a thousand supports of all kinds.

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