Program and Abstracts 2021

Wednesday, 14 April

Session 1 (11:00-12:30 CET5:00-6:30 am EST)



The conservation of Flateyjarbók

 

 

 


 

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

 

 

 

 


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

 

 

 

 

Session 2 (12:45-14:15 CET6:45-8:15 am EST)

Session 2A



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 2B



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 3 (14:30-16:00 CET8:30-10:00 am EST)

Session 3A


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 3b


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 4 (16:15-17:45 CET10:15-11:45 am EST)

Session 4a


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 4b


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 5 (18:00-19:00 CET12:00-1:00 pm EST)


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

 

 

 

 

Thursday, 15 April

Session 6 (11:00-12:30 CET5:00-6:30 am EST)

Session 6a


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 6b


EXTENSE: Preparing materials for digitisation

 

 

 

 


Storing an oversized Museau de Lisboa textile banner collection

 

 

 

 


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

 

 

 

 

Session 7 (12:45-14:15 CET6:45-8:15 am EST)

Session 7a


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 bifolium from a private collection

 

 

 

 

Session 7b


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 8 (14:30-16:00 CET8:30-10:00 am EST)

Session 8a


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 8b


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 9 (16:15-17:45 CET10:15-11:45 am EST)


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 10 (11:00-12:30 CET5:00-6:30 am EST)

Session 10a


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 10b


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 11 (12:45-14:15 CET6:45-8:15 am EST)

Session 11a


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

 

 

 

 


Recording bookbinding structures and their visualizations as communication tools

 

 

 

 


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

 

 

 

 

Session 11b


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

 

 

 

 

Accessible linked scholarly and scientific data- visualisation for manuscripts

 

 

 

 


Session 12 (14:30-16:00 CET8:30-10:00 am EST)

Session 12a


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

 

 

 

 

Session 12b


Examination of the manuscript “Alexandria and the Legend of the Mamai Battle”

 

 

 

 


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

 

 

 

 


Conservation measurements on papers works of the National Museum of the Holy Qur’an, Tehran

 

 

 

 

Session 13 (16:15-17:45 CET10:15-11:45 am EST)


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

 

 

 

 


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