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Improved damage assessments of parchments

Objective

Parchments in the form of manuscripts, scrolls, charters, book covers etc. belong to the most valuable objects of European cultural heritage. The actual collections are large, present extensive conservation problems and contain important volumes with near-to-fatal damage. At the present no simple assessment system is available to give reliable in formation on the real state of deterioration of parchments. Through the correlation between the observed state of preservation and the measured condition, using complementary non-destructive and micro-analytical assessment, the cooperation between conservators-restorers and researchers will establish an improved visual parchment assessment system including an early warning system to detect latent fatal damages in the parchment structure and a parchment damage atlas which describes all significant damage characteristics.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

ROYAL DANISH ACADEMY OF FINE ARTS
Address
Esplanaden 34
1263 Koebenhavn K/copenhaegen
Denmark

Participants (8)

BIRKBECK COLLEGE - UNIVERSITY OF LONDON
United Kingdom
Address
Gordon Hoyse, 29 Gordon Square
WC1H 0PP London
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE
France
Address
Geoffroy-saint-hilaire 36
75005 Paris
DET KONGELIGE BIBLIOTEK
Denmark
Address
Lergravsvej 59, 4.Sal
2300 Koepenhagen
MINISTERE DE LA CULTURE ET DE LA COMMUNICATION
France
Address
36 Rue Geoffroy Saint-ilaire
75005 Paris
MUSEUM NATIONAL D'HISTOIRE NATURELLE
France
Address
Rue Geoffroy-saint-hilaire 36
75005 Paris
NATIONAL LIBRARY OF THE CZECH REPUBLIC
Czechia
Address
Klementinum 190
110 01 Praha 1
UNIVERSITY OF TORINO
Italy
Address
Via P. Giuria 7
10125 Torino (Turin)
UNIVERSITY OF WALES CARDIFF
United Kingdom
Address
Redwood Building, King Edward Vii Avenue
CF10 3NB Cardiff