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Workshop on stabilisation of iron gall ink containing paper

From: Jana Kolar <jana.kolar>
Date: Tuesday, March 23, 2004
Stabilisation of Iron Gall Ink Containing Paper
Ljubljana, Slovenia
November 19-20, 2004

This workshop will present the results of the EC-funded Fifth
framework project InkCor--Stabilisation of Iron Gall Ink Containing

Project details are available at

The workshop will be organised in Ljubljana, Slovenia on November
19-20, 2004 as part of the event "Durability of paper and

The workshop will consist of lectures as well as practical
demonstrations. Lectures will focus on all aspects of iron gall ink
corrosion, with special emphasis on instrumental techniques for
analysis of iron gall ink components, factors affecting corrosivity
of the inks, historical iron gall ink and paper manufacture, etc.

Some of the achievements, presented during practical demonstrations
will be:

    *   Art Technological Sources database, containing iron gall ink
        recipes from historical sources

    *   Ink corrosion database, containing visual assessment of
        numerous historical artefacts. It will aid conservators in
        description and documentation of the documents

    *   Simple identification tests for iron and copper, which will
        enable conservators to identify the corrosive inks

    *   Aqueous and non-aqueous methods for stabilisation of iron
        gall ink containing paper.

During the practical demonstration, only a limited number of
participants are foreseen (20).

For registration, please use the registration form at

A detailed programme will be available at

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For more info please write to:

    Jana Kolar
    National and University Library
    Turjaska 1
    SI-1000 Ljubljana
    jana.kolar [at] nuk__uni-lj__si

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