Care and Conservation of Manuscripts 10

Proceedings of the Tenth International Seminar Held at the University of Copenhagen 19th-20th October 2006 (v. 10)

Edited by Gilllian Fellow-Jensen and Peter Springborg

Edited by Gilllian Fellow-Jensen and Peter Springborg

Distributed for Museum Tusculanum Press

284 pages | 9.1 x 6.5 | © 2008
Paper $43.00 ISBN: 9788763507943 Published June 2008 NFS UK, IRELAND, AND SCANDINAVIA
This volume contains articles of relevance for books, manuscripts and libraries, for example new acquisitions in the National and University Library of Iceland, Icelandic manuscripts in the British Library, types of medieval bindings in the University Library of Uppsala and marks of previous ownership on books in the Royal Library in Copenhagen, a digital exhibition resulting from the great theft of books from the library that has been described in Care and conservation 9, on the binding structures of medieval Armenian manuscripts, and on a method employed for the examination of the tools used in the cover decoration of Byzantine manuscripts. There are also articles on plaited silk strings found on medieval documents, on vegetable dyes in English medieval manuscripts, on paper manufacture in Denmark in the 17th century, and on traditional methods of paper production in Nepal.
The history, provenance and condition of the Landsbókasafn collection, with focus on some interesting new acquisitions
Sjöfn Krist Jánsdóttir
England and Iceland: more movement of manuscripts
Pamela Porter
Investigation of silk strings on sealed documents
Joy Boutrup
The technology of handmade paper making in Nepal
Shobhakar Adhikari
Treatment of iron gall ink corrosion – Odense Bys Museer 2005-2007
Pia Berntsen
Hans Hansen Skonning – a 17th-century printer and paper manufacturer
Ingelise Nielsen
The changes in parchment restoration
Ágnes Ádám, Weronika Liszewska & Györgyi Szlabey
The meaning of colour and why analyse?
Cheryl Porter
Assessment of document access and preservation: how to find a compromise between the conservator and the user
Svetlana Uspenskaya and Valeria Kobyakova
The characteristics of Armenian medieval buildings
Sylvie L. Merian
The methodology of studying the cover decoration of Byzantine bindings
Konstantinos Choulis
The study and treatment of nine Qurans in the Mevlana Museum, Konya, Turkey
Paul Hepworth and Nil Baydar
Synthetic polymers for paper conservation
Valeria Kobyakova
Objektschonende Digitalisierung mittelalterlicher Handschriften. Exkurs: VESTIGIA – ein universitäres Forschungszentrum für osteuropäische Handschriften
Manfred Mayer
The Codex Sinaiticus Project: 1. The book and the project
Scott McKendrick and Juan Garcés
The Codex Sinaiticus Project: 2. Conservation work
John Mumford
Collecting and managing conservation survey data
Athanasios Velios and Nicholas Pickwoad
The Fishbook: conservation and digitization
Paulien Rings
An investigation of the air quality in the archive at the Arnamagnæan Institute in Copenhagen
Morten Ryhl-Svendsen
Binding variants in the Uppsala C-collection of medieval manuscripts
Per Cullhed
Long-term storage at the Royal Library – planning of new stacks
Marie Vest

Royal Identification Marks – a digital exhibition of characteristic features on the books of the Royal Library, Copenhagen
Karen Skovgaard-Petersen
Glues in paper restoration – new insights for preparation and application
Robert Fuchs
Programme for the seminar
List of participants
Colour plates
List of illustrations
Index of manuscripts
Cumulative index Vols 1-10
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