Online seminar

Survey / Seminar on Iron gall ink documents: to treat and not to treat aqueously. Consideration of implications including bio-deterioration

Presenters: Valeria Orlandini and +230 colleagues that responded the survey from February 2016 – February 2018

Dates: from February 25 to March 12 (2 weeks)

Colleagues from the following countries responded the survey and will participate: Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Cuba, Curaçao, Czech Republic, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, England, El Salvador, France,  Finland, Germany, Guatemala, Honduras, Ireland, Italy, Israel, Malaysia, Mexico, Nicaragua, New Zealand, Paraguay, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, South Africa, The Netherlands, Qatar, Uruguay, and the USA.

This free online seminar is being developed for paper and book conservators who wish to share their experience and knowledge of active stabilization treatments (aqueous) and passive preventive measures.This exhaustive study of hand inscribed inks serves as basis for conservation decisions based on treatments, techniques and materials to be used.