Monday, 5 August 2013

Welsh Medieval Laws Back in Wales

Following on from my previous post about controls on the export of cultural artefacts, one of the first medieval manuscripts written in Welsh has returned to Wales having been in America since the 1700s.
Here's another aspect to the relationship between law and heritage: the ownership and protection of legal documents that are in themselves 'heritage'.  In this case, the long, private ownership of the document seems to have led to great deterioration of the manuscript's condition.  Fortunately, the National Library of Wales acquired the funds to buy it, meaning it will now be stored appropriately and preserved.  

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