Exeter Cathedral in Devon, England is getting ready to open a new centre to keep all its archives in one place. But how do you move thousands of documents, some of which date back to 1050?
The cathedral has invested £1.5m (roughly $2.38 million US Dollars) in refurbishing the West Wing of the Bishop's Palace to store its archives and run workshops. However, funds are not available to pay for the delicate task of moving all the items in the Cathedral's archives. The items to be moved include the cathedral's charter which dates back to 1050, when the first Bishop of Exeter, Bishop Leofric was consecrated.