Title Binding design and paper conservation of antique books, albums and documents
Project Number 2012-1-BG1-LEO05-06920
Product Paper / parchment maintainance and preservation
Title Paper / parchment maintainance and preservation
Product Type modules
Marketing Text The main and overall aim of this module is to create a kind of sensitivity for the specific exigencies in connection with books, maps, drawings, etc. having paper and parchment as their principal material. This implies a fundamental knowledge of the materials used. It includes some insight into phenomena of deterioration and damage. Finally, this module outlines some preservative measures, activities to set in advance and some principal actions to be set in case of emergency. At the end the learner should have gained an overview of the most relevant aspects to be considered
The presentation invites personnel with few or rudimentary experience as well as interested beginners. It is downgraded from a rather scientific approach.
As the main accent is laid on the materials paper and parchment, there is a variety of materials which are not dealt with here: leather of various sorts, textiles, metals, wood and some more.
Including parchment as material implicitly means: there is a shift towards historical objects, books, maps, … whatsoever. This module includes the view on old books, on
books fabricated in or according to ancient traditions.
Target group archivists, librarians, responsible persons of collections of any kind in connection with objects made of paper or parchment.
Area of application Paper and parchment maintainance and preservation.