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Workshop on iron gall ink

From: Cor Mulders <cor.mulders<-a>
Date: Thursday, June 19, 2008
Iron gall inks
Institute for Cultural Heritage (ICN)
Amsterdam, the Netherlands
3 Jul 2008

The international masterclasses are attended by curators and
conservators from all over the world. Some of the top-teachers come
to the ICN to give lectures and workshops about some of their work
and experiences.

This workshop provides relevant knowledge on history and treatment
of iron gall inks and implements current research outcomes. The main
focus is on problem solving, decision making, critical and creative
thinking. Unique is the interdisciplinary approach of the workshop.
Topics include iron-gall history, preparation of iron gall ink,
examination of artefacts, ink identification, risk management,
applying pre-treatment tests, calcium phytate treatment, overview of
treatments for ink-corroded paper objects and newly developed
non-aqueous treatment agents. Risk management is introduced as tool
for the preservation of iron gall ink containing collections. A
visit will be paid to the Municipal Archives of Amsterdam.


    Han Neevel is a conservation scientist at ICN. His specialities
    are chemistry of inks and dyes, effects of light.

    Birgit Reissland is a conservation scientist at ICN.

Target group: Mid-career conservators, conservation scientists and
collection managers with recent experience of working in archives,
libraries and museum collections.

Participants: 20
Costs: Euro 595

Application form:<-a t->icn< . >nl

Cor Mulders
Netherlands Institute for Cultural Heritage (ICN)
PO Box 76709
1070  KA  Amsterdam
The Netherlands
+31 20 305 4762
Fax +31 20 305 4600

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Received on Thursday, 19 June, 2008

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