Programme and abstracts 2021

Wednesday, 14 April

Session 1 (12:00-13:30 CEST6:00-7:30 am EDT)

Session 1A

Precious and brittle: Conservation and research on the late medieval prayer book of Mary of Guelders

The challenges of a Romanesque re-binding: The Psalter of St. Paul’s Cathedral

Winchester’s binder Beatrice Forder at work 1947-1948

Session 1B

Pigments of Western European wax seals: Norms and exceptions

Conserving and preserving a 15-century Italian antiphonary: Non-traditional binding conservation techniques and an innovative all-in-one housing, display, and moving device

St. Catherine's condition survey: Considerations for Linked Data

Session 2 (13:45-15:15 CEST7:45-9:15 am EDT)

Session 2A

Biocodicology by numbers: How to? How many? How much?





(Bio)codicological investigation of a medieval palimpsest: the AM795 4to manuscript from the Arnamagean collection





ArcHives: Biomolecular record of bees in medieval sealing wax





Session 2b

Naumburger choir books: Oversized wooden-board conservation




From Florence to Rome: Conserving Italian stationery bindings at Harvard University





Care and conservation in Zwetti Cistercian Monastery


Care and conservation in Zwettl Cistercian Monastery





Session 3 (15:30-17:00 CEST9:30-11:00 am EDT)

Session 3a

Colombina 5-3-25, or how Hernando Colón processed information for his catalogues





Before Denmark: The Sevillian roots of Arnamagnaean collection of Spanish manuscripts





Dehydrate, duplicate, distil: Perserving the Universal Library





Session 3b

Recovery and conservation of the library collection in Virgin Mary Church of the Syriac community in Mardin, Turkey





Archaeological investigations into Codex Marcianus Gr. VII, 22 (1466): reconstructing its manufacture and structure





Georgian manuscripts on parchment from the Korneli Kekelidze Georgian National Centre of Manuscripts: Perspectives of interdisciplinary study





Session 4 (17:15-18:30 CEST11:15 am-12:30 pm EDT)

Session 4a

The missing piece of Hernando Colón’s library: Copenhagen, Den Arnamagnæanske Samling, AM 377 fol.





The Book of books: Hernando Colón’s Libro de los epítomes





Session 4b

Tracing the histories of medieval manuscripts: A new digital environment for provenance research





Late Antique parchment: Basic characteristics, methods of preparation and conservation problems





Inter-agency collaborations for the preservation of choir books at the National Museum of Viceroyalty, Mexico





Thursday, 15 April

Session 5 (11:00-12:00 CEST5:00-6:00 am EDT)

Session 5a

Letters Patent for the establishment of Roman Catholic Church confraternities in 17th-century Greece: Typology, materials and aspects of preservation





Original decorated remnants under a 16th-century Syriac re-binding





Session 5b

EXTENSE: Preparing materials for digitisation





Storing an oversized Museau de Lisboa textile banner collection





Session 6 (12:15-13:45 CEST6:15-7:45 am EDT)

Session 6a

Book culture in North-western India: An insight into the production of handwritten and graphic documents in the 19th century





An illuminated Egyptian manuscript from the 17th century: Codicology, ink and copper corrosion, conservation





Conservation of Coptic parchment fragments and a bifolio





Session 6b

B68: Riddles and revelations





A manuscript for the head: The 13th-century illuminated parchment mitre of Jacques de Vitry





Conservation treatment of the illuminated ancestor-table of “Josse de Lalaing”, knight of the Golden Fleece





Session 7 (14:00-15:30 CEST8:00-9:30 am EDT)

Session 7a

The miniatures of the manuscript The Vienna Genesis: A study of pigments and painters





The conservation and digitization of 41 volumes of the Yongle Dadian, a Ming Dynasty era encylopedia at the Library of Congress





Manuscript ghosts: Uncovering early manuscript structures via MicroCT





Session 7b

Honouring the past while preparing for the future: Conservation of a 15th-century manuscript on the life on St. Augustine





Lepidochromy at the Natural History Museum (London): Butterfly wings as a printing medium





Revisiting the codicology of the Book of Ballycummin (RIA MS 23 N 10), a medieval Irish manuscript





Session 8 (15:45-17:15 CEST9:45-11:15 am EDT)

Session 8b

The conservation of Flateyjarbók





Paper trails in Iceland: Taking hyperspectral images of watermarks in paper in Icelandic collections





Biocodicology as an aid to locating the origin of materials: Investigation into the use of sealskins on manuscripts in the 12th and 13th centuries





Session 8a

The ongoing story of the Vinland Map and related manuscripts: New analytical tools offer new evidence, Part I and Part II





Mont Saint-Michel manuscripts: Focus on the scriptorium practices in the 11th century





Real or fake? Conservators, scientists and scholars join forces in debunking manuscript forgeries





Friday, 16 April

Session 9 (11:00-12:30 CEST5:00-6:30 am EDT)

Session 9a

Alcobaça bookbinding as a hidden treasure: The case study of an Expositio in Evangelium Matthei





Fantastic features and where to find them: Title-tabs and other unique features of the Notarial Bindings in Malta





Risen from the ashes: Balancing the historic and archival in the conservation of Charlotte Canning’s Indian Journals





Session 9b

Checklist for the digitisation of manuscripts





Medieval Armenian miniature: Research and conservation of the paint-layer on the example of the Matenadran manuscripts





Gigantic and tiny manuscripts and their cradles at the renovated Israel Museum in Jerusalem





Session 10 (12:45-14:15 CEST6:45-8:15 am EDT)

Session 10a

A collaborative digitization project in progress: The Polonsky Foundation Greek Manuscripts Project





Accessible linked scholarly and scientific data- visualisation for manuscripts





The conservation of an 11th-century Greek binding: Its role as an artefact and a functioning binding





Session 10b

16th–century German-style bindings from the Special Collections of the University Library in Bergen





Recording bookbinding structures and their visualizations as communication tools





The 3½ foot Marciana celestial globe of Coronelli, 1689: Scientific investigation and conservation





Session 11 (14:30-16:00 CEST8:30-10:00 am EDT)

On lost manuscripts from the Arnamagnæan Collection





Reconstructing the dispersed collection of manuscripts owned by the Danish royal historiographer Thormodus Torfæus





How to count a manuscript: Cataloguing the Faroese manuscript material in the Arnamagnæan Collection