In the News: Gloves off for filming at the archives | The National Archives (UK)

In handling most archival documents gloves are more of a hindrance than a help and they can actually pose a threat. The main reasoning behind wearing gloves was to protect document surfaces from marks made by oily or sweaty hands. In fact, if you clean and dry your hands before handling archival documents this risk is significantly reduced.

Gloves off for filming at the archives.

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