Protective measures taken in order to ensure the safety of the Zagreb Linen Book

Protective measures were taken at the Archaeological Museum in Zagreb in order to ensure the safety of the Zagreb Linen Book (Liber Linteus Zagrabiensis), which was exhibited in a special frame with protective glass and grounded on a solid steel structure at an angle of 60 °. The Zagreb Linen Book was not damaged during the earthquake, but due to possible further tremors of the ground or subsequent damage to the room in which it was exhibited, the Linen Book was stored in its already existing protective case together with a remote control microclimate measuring instrument. Since the construction of the protective frame with glass weighs about 150 kilograms and measures 400x80 cm, 6 employees of the Archaeological Museum in Zagreb worked on securing the Zagreb Linen Book. The data so far, read on the remote control microclimate measuring instrument  every 15 minutes, tells us that there were no excessive deviations of either relative humidity nor temperature. Following the assessment of a specialist who will determine the structural state of the building, whom we expect at the Archaeological Museum on Thursday, March 26, 2020, we will decide on a possible relocation to a safer venue. The so-called Zagreb mummy, exhibited in the Etruscan room of the Archaeological Museum in Zagreb alongside the Zagreb Linen book, was also not damaged during the earthquake.

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