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Care and Conservation of Manuscripts 11

Proceedings of the eleventh international seminar held at the University of Copenhagen 24th-25th April 2008

This volume offers discussions of the history of collection care at the National Library of Iceland, the preservation of medieval parchments at the National Archives of Sweden, the creation of a database for the administration of the manuscript library in the Prague Castle archives and an optimised work-flow system for a large-scale condition survey of the books in the Library of the St. Catherine?s Monastery in Sinai, Egypt.

313 pages | 6 1/2 x 9 1/4 | © 2009

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Table of Contents


The Gottorfer Codex: History, documentation, conservation and future use
      Hanne Kolind Poulsen and Niels Borring
Conservation of manuscripts and private archives in the National and University Library of Iceland
      Örn Hrafnkelsson and Rannver H. Hannesson
Some preliminary results of a preventative surface treatment of medieval wax seals
     Marianne Lund Petersen and Siegfried Heim
Preserving medieval parchments in the Swedish State Archives: Preventative conservation in connection with the re-packaging of the collection
      Hanne Siegfried Heim
Inactivation of mould spores on manuscripts
Book  in a bog
      John Gillis
From printed book to manuscript: The Nostell Priory Αρχαιονομια
      Edward Potten
The conservation of the first minute book of the Commission of Sewers of Surrey and Kent, 1557–1606
      Sonja Schwoll
The Paper Identification Database, a new tool for the characterization of documentation of early Finnish handmade paper
      Istvan Keckseméti
The papyrus collection in Lund
      Karin Kulneff-Eriksson
The repair and rebinding history of blockbooks printed in the fifteenth-century now in the Bodleian Library
      Andrew Honey
Book I from the collection of Arabic manuscripts from the Historical Archives of the Province of Málaga: An example of al-Andalus binding
      Teresa Espejo and Ana Beny
Two case studies: The rejoining of a text-block and binding and a new use for remoistenable tissue
      Nil Baydar and Paul Hepworth
Tenth-century Georgian manuscripts in the library of St Catherine’s Monastery, Sinai
      Maria Kalligerou
Manuscript 404, part of the ‘Magnum Legendarium Flandrense’
      Guy de Witte
Investigation into the causes of atypical browning in the collection of incunabula in the library of the Karl-Franzens-Universität, Graz, Austria
      Ilse Entlesberger
Conservation database as a precondition for the administration of the manuscript library stored in the Prague Castle Archives
      Jirí Vnoucek and Marek Suchý
Cases in reconstructing the fragment: The conservation treatment of single leaves and cuttings
      Nancy Turner
The conservation of maps C.29.C.13—The Mercator atlas of Europe
      Lesley Hanson and Ann-Marie Miller
Differentiating campaigns of change in a sixteenth-century Persian manuscript
      Hanne Paul Hepworth
An optimized workflow for large-scale condition surveys of book collections
      Athanasios Velios and Nicholas Pickwoad

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