Museums and individual collectors have lack of knowledge of conservation & preservation of Manuscripts.
Manuscript contains all the things which are wrote by man such as inscription on stone, gold, silver, copper, palm leaf, paper etc.
Every manuscript have different style of preservation.
Traditional Asian techniques COINS :- Coins are of different metal but the best solution for all type of metal is Use HNO3-20%+ H2SO4-5%+ H2O-75% Put for half an hour and then clean it. Put the coins in paraffin sill box . Western techniques Sill all coins in air tight well pack with the all proper information as weight, size, value, period, metal using, etc.
:-Palm leaf Manuscripts Traditional Asian techniques On palm leaf carve words by using wooden pens or other materials. After long period words becomes faint and we cant read it easily Use lemon grass oil , citronella oil for clearing words and then we can read it easily. . Western techniques After the all process use of A.C. rooms use for preserve the palm leaf manuscripts.
:-Paper manuscripts Traditional Asian techniques C lean the paper with soft brush then apply pesticides to all sides of paper use tress paper ( Japani tissue paper ) and transparent cloth ( Irani cloth ) for lamination preservation after applying pH testing and some traditional herbal pesticides. With traditional Indian system per page RS. 1.5 required. Western techniques With the using of Leaf caster machine and reinforcement of banana tissue culture pins RS. 7 required for each page of manuscript.