Events (conferences, symposia, etc.)

WORKSHOP ON PARCHMENT CONSERVATION - Impact of conservation on biomolecular records, Krems 22-24 August 2022

The workshop focuses on practical aspects of the so-called biocodicology. The core question in conservation of manuscripts and documents made of parchment is: how to best preserve them for the use and reading by scholars and at the same time not apply conservation methods and conservation material that interfere future scientific research of documents used to support the work of historians and philologists. Emphasis lies on practical activity: how conservation treatment used is going to affect the microbiome and limit future research.
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36th IPH Congress, Krems, August 15-20, 2022

The Congress is organized by the European Research Centre for Book and Paper Conservation-Restoration at Zentrum für Kulturgüterschutz, at Department für Bauern und Umwelt at University for Continuing Education Krems in co-operation with the Citiy Archives of Krems and local Monasteries.
The congress, entitled Paper of Graphic Art, is the first in Krems, and the second in Austria since 1992. It will be held in co-operation with Krems City Archives and regional monasteries as well as with two exhibitions, one about Kremser Schmidt Kremser Schmidt and one by Nedim Sönmez.
(Attention: August 15 is a holiday in Austria)

Congress Board:
Operative: Patricia Engel
Technical team: Emanuel Wenger, Marcus Schrabauer, Christina Hell, Markus Gutruf
IPH Council: Anna-Grethe Rischel, Carme Sistach, Jos de Gelas, Claire Bustarret, Kari Greve, Emanuel Wenger, Sylvia Albro, Marian Dirda
Publication board: Joseph Schirň, Elissaveta Moussakova, István Kecskeméti, Marianne Odlyha, Marzenna Ciechanska, Jedert Vodopivec Tomažic, Georgios Boudalis, Flavia Pinzari, Penelope Banou, Michal Durovic

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Events held
2021Workshop INDONESIAN CONSERVATION THEORY FOR CULTURAL HERITAGE. 2-3 November 2021, DUK Krems, Austria.
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2020Book conservation - One Philosophy - Many Interpretations. 5-6 November 2020, Krems, Austria.
The conference aimed to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the European Research Centre for Book and Paper Conservation-Re storation.
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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.
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2015Krems Convention on the Need for Continuing Education in Preservation of Documentary Heritage 19.7.2015 Krems



left to right: 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.
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2014“From Microorganism to Megaorganism”, St. Pölten, Austria, 28.4.-1.5. 2014
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2011“New Approaches to Book and Paper Conservation-Restoration”, Horn, Austria, 9.-11. 5.2011
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