A papal bull salvaged from the sea in 1939 had an extensive treatment in Artlab’s Paper and Books laboratory.

Roberto Padoan, Principal Conservator Paper stabilising tears and missing areas of the papal bull

The parchment is from the collections of the Catholic Diocesan Centre in Adelaide. Pope Pius X11 issued a papal bull appointing Matthew Beovich, Archbishop of Adelaide in 1939.

Learn more about the conservation treatment.