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How the UCL Institute for Sustainable Heritage in London is trying to preserve scents

For Cecilia Bembibre, a researcher at the UCL Institute for Sustainable Heritage in London, the smell of old books is important. She is developing different techniques to recover “extinct” scents from the past and to preserve those around today for the future: “I wanted to address an issue that has been researched quite little – that has to do with smells as the olfactory heritage of humanity.”

Read the full article at BBC.