Consolidating the Rylands Haggadah

The Rylands Haggadah (Hebrew MS 6) is one of the Library’s most precious treasures. The manuscript is filled with colourful illuminations, many of which contain gold leaf. Over time the pigment used on the illumination of the manuscript has deteriorated in places and has started to crack or flake. Following a successful funding bid, Steve Mooney has begun the work to consolidate the pigments on the Rylands Haggadah in earnest. More information about this project can be found Haggadah Consolidation Project.

Rylands Hebrew MS 6 folio 31 recto

Looking down a microscope at Hebrew MS 6, it is possible to see the cracked pigments

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