About the Movie

Margaret LawsonMaragaret Lawson

Margaret recently retired from the Museum after thirty-three years as a paper conservator. Her passion to discover the natural sources of pigment led her into a deep appreciation for the healing properties of herbal remedies, and a passion to protect the environment.


You can listen to a discussion with Margaret about the art of illumination here. Click here to see her paper on mounting parchment using hair silk.

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