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Fading Away
Fading Away Color photos, old newspapers, the Declaration—we've all seen materials damaged by light. But what's actually happening?

A Conservative Approach
A Conservative Approach Conservators reveal what's really on the back of the Declaration, how it felt to handle the document, and more.

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The Damage Done
The Damage Done On this high-resolution image, examine how two centuries of loving but imperfect care have altered the Declaration.

Case Closed
Case Closed Explore the special encasement designed to protect the Charters of Freedom.


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