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Book conservation - One Philosophy - Many Interpretations

Date: 5th, 6th November 2020

Place: ONLINE ! ZOOM Conference for 200 participants - and if possible also European Resaerch Centre for Book and Paper Conservation-Restoration, Zentrum für Kulturgüterschutz, Department Bauen und Umwelt, University for Continuing Education Krems, Dr. Karl Dorrekstr. 30, 3500 Krems, Austria.

Due to the current on-going Covid-19 pandemic this conference will be held both in Krems, Austria and online.

Online participants including speakers, will not be charged a conference fee. Registration is essential as the number of participants will be limited due to technical possibilities: Registration at: https://donau-uni.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIudeyrrzstGtzBYHH-BFrWxiyw4PtGbvH

The conference aims to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the European Research Centre for Book and Paper Conservation-Re storation which was actually founded on March 22, 2010, and bring together experts from all fields, whether they are professionals involved in actual conservation and conservation research, persons overseeing collections where conservation of written heritage is at issue, philosophers within and without the field of conservation of cultural heritage, or art historians.

Call for Papers:

We call for genuine papers which

- describe the best conservation treatment, be it because of the aesthetic outcome or the particular value of the information that the treatment helps to preserve

- bring up issues on conservation theory and philosophy which underline or contribute to the change of conservation philosophy due to changes in our world and the access to new methods in conservation we are obtaining as a result

- deal with the interrelation between our societies and the new perception of conservation of cultural heritage.

The deadline for handing in abstracts for presentations: July 1, 2020. (about 500 words, English) Please send them to patricia.engel@donau-uni.ac.at The articles will be peer reviewed and the selected presentations will be published as printed matter later. You should also include a short CV.

Call for posters "Our best practice in Book Conservation: Best Results" Deadline for posters: 1st Sep. 2020 We invite all the participating countries to submit at least one best practice example presented on a poster. All posters will be put on display and made available to registered conference attendees. There will be an exhibition of best results in practical conservation entitled "Our best practice in Book Conservation: Best Results”. As we are not able to take the risk of bringing original books to Krems, we invite all the participating countries to send us at least one best practice example presented on a poster. Please feel free to send it as a printout on paper (A1 or preferably A0 format) to Patricia Engel, European Resaerch Centre for Book and Paper Conservation-Restoration, Zentrum für Kulturgüterschutz, Department Bauen und Umwelt, University for continuing Education Krems, Dr. Karl Dorrekstr. 30, 3500 Krems, Austria, not later than 1st Sept. 2020. Please feel free to send it as a printout on paper (A1 or preferably A0 format) to Patricia Engel, European Research Centre for Book and Paper Conservation-Restoration, Zentrum für Kulturgüterschutz, Department Bauen und Umwelt, University for Continuing Education Krems, Dr. Karl Dorrekstr. 30, 3500 Krems, Austria.

When preparing the paper or posters, please make sure all the relevant general rules of ethics and scientific publication are duly observed.

The Academic board for the conference includes Jedert Vodopivec, George Boudalis, Elissaveta Moussakova and Flavia Pinzari.

INDONESIAN CONSERVATION THEORY FOR CULTURAL HERITAGE

We are more than happy to receive your kind attention and – if this is at all possible – further dissemination of the information about the workshop. Language: English Place DUK, Krems, Austria Time: 2-3 Nov. 2020 Based of her many years’ research into the conservation theory, (1-9), and our ongoing co-operation with Institut Seni Indonesia, Yogyakarta (10), P. Engel will hold a workshop on the ways of applying or adapting the European conservation theory to Indonesian cultural setup. The workshop will not only seek to find a path towards a new conservation theory appropriate for Indonesia, but will also allow for discussion of problem points in the European conservation theory. Another result will be a theoretical scheme of approaching the issue that can hopefully be applied to many cases. Mandatory requirement for launching this work is discussing the terms and definitions that have been in circulation so far and have not been applied consistently. The definitions are well chosen and are recommended for application.

Conference contributions 1. Patricia Engel “Systemic Thinking in Conservation Theory, The Assembly of the International Institute of Archival Science (hereinafter IIAS), 27th IIAS International Archival Day, to be held in Trieste /Italy, from 15. -18. October 2017 2. Yerevan, Armenia 27.-29.10.2015, “Restaurierung und Erinnerung” 3. „The cultural heritage of the Middle East: Current threats and scenarios for protection in the future" St. Pölten 23.-25. 10.2015 Beitrag zur Restaurierung Publications 4. Patricia Engel, "Systemic Thinking in Conservation Theory", Atlanti, International review for modern archival theory and practice, Trieste-Maribor, 2017, pp. 205-215 5. Patricia Engel, „Systemic Approach Towards the Intangible Aspects in Tangible Heritage”; RESTIZUTIO (RESTITUZIO?) Reclaiming the Tangible and Intangible Heritage-Conservation and Restoration Attitudes, Muzeul National al Satului Vol. 2, 10/2016 Bucharest, pp. 247-249 6. Harald Riedl, Patricia Engel, “Systems, patterns and fractals – Both decay and conservation in the Sisyphusposition”, in: ERC Newsletter, 2/2015, pp. 18-25 7. Patricia Engel, „Konservierung von Schriftgut als Aspekt der Menschenrechte“ Onlinepublikation: http://dighist.hypotheses.org/115 8. Engel, Patricia: Buchrestaurierung – eine Zerstörung?, in: Kodex. Jahrbuch der Internationalen Buchwissenschaftlichen Gesellschaft, 3 (2013), S. 165–180 9. Patricia Engel, “Books Convey not only Knowledge, but also Beauty”, http://www.icininfo.net/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=55&Itemid=59 10 http://www.restauratorenohnegrenzen.eu/erc/Research/



Events held
2019Ink Corosion Conference. 25-26 October 2019, Krems, Austria.
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2018El'Manuscript 2018: TEXTUAL HERITAGE AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGIES. 14-18 September 2018, Vienna and Krems, Austria.
https://textualheritage.org/en/2018.html
2015Krems Convention on the Need for Continuing Education in Preservation of Documentary Heritage 19.7.2015 Krems
V.l.n.r.: Univ.-Prof. Dr. Katja Sterflinger, BOKU Wien, MA Roberto Padoan, Restaurator, Italien, Dir. Joseph Schiro, Heritage Malta, Malta; dr habil. Patricia Engel, Donau-Universität Krems; Dr. Elissaveta Mousakova, Kyril-und-Method-Bibliothek Leiterin der Handschriftensammlung, Bulgarien; Vizedekanin Dr. Grond, Donau-Universität Krems; Univ.-Prof. Dr. Claudia Römer, Universität Wien; Univ.-Prof. Dr. Manfrd Schreiner, Akademie der Bildenden Künste Wien, Mag. Roswitha Peintner, Univ.-Prof. Dr. Adelheid Krah, Universität Wien, Mag. Stephan Ortbauer, Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien, Prof. Mag. art. Dipl.-Päd. Heidelinde Balzarek, Wien.
Resolution download here.
2014“From Microorganism to Megaorganism”, St. Pölten, 28.4.-1.5. 2014
Information download here.
2011“New Approaches to Book and Paper Conservation-Restoration”, Horn, 9.-11. 5.2011
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