Long live the book, so bookbinders say. Besides the usual preservative measures, a restorator decides to take further action when the expressiveness of a piece or artwork is at stake or if it is about to loosing its substance. In former times, a satisfactory appearance of damaged artwork was pursued, whereas nowadays, we know that even the most careful cleaning or fixing imply an inevitable infringement into the history of an object. Nowadays, the ethical aim is a minimally invasive restoration. All measures should be reversible.
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