The tenth seminar on the care and conservation of manuscripts, 19th - 20th of October 2006

The tenth seminar was held at the University of Copenhagen 19th - 20th of October 2006.
There were a 120 participants from all over the world. For the first time there was a speaker from Nepal.


The following papers were given: Sjöfn Kristjánsdóttir, Landsbókasafn Íslands: The history, provenance and condition of the Landsbókasafn collection with focus on some interesting new accessions. - Pamela Porter, the British Library, London: England and Iceland: more movement of manuscripts. - Joy Boutrop, the Design School, Kolding: An investigation of silk strings on documents. - Shobhakar Adhikari, National Museum of Nepal: Traditional methods of paper conservation. - Pia Berntsen, Odense City Museums: Treatment of iron-gall ink corrosion. - Ingelise Nielsen, School of Conservation, The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Copenhagen: Hans Hansen Skonning – a Danish paper-maker and printer. - Ágnes Ádám, National Széchényi Library, Budapest, Weronika Liszewska, Academy of Fine Arts, Warsaw, and Györgyi Szlabey, University Library, Budapest: The changes in parchment restoration in the last two decades in Hungary. A history of the modifications and results and the related training. - Cheryl Porter, Cambridge: Pigment analysis on a number of 15th-century English manuscripts. - Svetlana Uspenskaya, Military-Historical Museum of Artillery, Engineers and Signals Corps, St Petersburg: Assessment of document access and preservation: how to find a compromise between conservator and user. - Sylvie Merian, the Pierpont Morgan Library, New York: Characteristics of Armenian medieval bindings. - Konstantinos Choulis, Athens: Methodology in connection with the bindings in the Vatican Library. - Paul Hepworth & Nil Baydar, the Conservation Laboratory, Istanbul: The conservation treatment and technical study of nine early Ottoman Qurans in the Mevlana Musum in Konya. - Valeria Kobiakova, Military-Historical Museum of Artillery, Engineers and Signal Corps, St Petersburg: Synthetic polymers in paper-conservation. - Manfred Mayer, The University of Graz, Austria: Conservationally safe digitization of manuscripts. - Scot McKendrick, the British Library, London: The International Codex Sinaiticus Project: genesis, aims and current progress.  - John Mumford, the British Library, London: The International Codex Sinaiticus Project: condition, assessment and conservation. - Athanasios Velios and Nicholas Pickwoad, the Saint Catherine’s Monastery Library Project, Camberwell College: The Saint Catherine’s Library Conservation Project: Collecting and managing the survey data. - Paulien Rings, the National Library of the Netherlands, Koninklijke Bibliotheek, The Hague: The Fish Book: conservation and research. - Morten Ryhl-Svendsen, School of Conservation, The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Copenhagen: An investigation of the air quality in the manuscript safe at the Arnamagnæan Collection in Copenhagen. - Robert Fuchs, the University of Applied Sciences, Cologne: New recipes for glues. - Per Cullhed, Department of Conservation, Uppsala University Library: Binding variants in the Uppsala C-collection of medieval manuscripts. - Marie Vest, the Royal Library, Copenhagen: Long-term storage for library collections.

The proceedings are published in Care and conservation of manuscripts 10, ed. Gillian Fellows-Jensen and Peter Springborg (Copenhagen: Museum Tusculanum Press, 2008).