European Research Centre for Book and Paper Conservation-Restoration

The European Research Centre for Book and Paper Conservation-Restoration is 10 years old. Due to the worldwide coronavirus crisis we cannot come together and celebrate this event in person. Therefore let me please thank you via the internet for all your support, engagement and work. The Centre was "our own" centre right from the beginning. The conference in May 2011 with 150 colleagues from 50 different countries representing more than the whole of Europe, gave the Centre its professional foundation and direction for its work. The board and the representatives were the head and the hands of its very lively body.

From 2014 on, the centre was affiliated to the University of Continuing Education under the umbrella of the Zentrum für Kulturgüterschutz in the Department für Bauen und Umwelt. This was an important step forward in terms of the ease of our handing in research projects.

We have always focused on the needs and requests of our community. Please do not hesitate to address them either to your national representative or directly to us: patricia.engel@donau-uni.ac.at

All the very best, Yours Patricia Engel



The European Research Centre for Book and Paper Conservation-Restoration was founded in March 2010. It was created on the initiative of the community of conservator-restorers, archivists, librarians and other professionals all over Europe, who saw an urgent need to foster research in book and paper conservation to be able to rescue the graphical and written heritage more efficiently. Through the Centre's activities researchers and students inspire each other and work for the well-being of our common written and graphic heritage.

The Centre is affiliated with the University for Continuing Education, Krems
https://www.donau-uni.ac.at/de/universitaet/fakultaeten/bildung-kunst-architektur/departments/bauen-umwelt/zentren/kulturgueterschutz.html

Head:
Mag. dr hab. Patricia Engel (CV)