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  Danube University Krems

The conference that takes place from 24th to 25th of October 2019 at Danube University Krems, aims at bringing together experts from all fields who research in ink corrosion, are responsible for a collection where ink corrosion poses a severe problem and are in need of an appropriate treatment of texts and graphic art on corroded carriers.



24 th Okt. 2019

8:00 – 9:00


9:00 – 10:00
Welcome by the dean of the faculty


10:00 – 12:00
1st cases of ink corrosion treatment in the course of a concrete practical conservation

M. Carme Sistach, Eva Marín, Héctor Bagán, José Francisco García

Simultaneous deacidification and lamination: Innovative conservation treatment for extremely Iron Gall Ink corroded manuscripts (Spain)

Alejandra Odor
Chemical and mechanical stabilization treatments for ink corroded manuscripts: experience and results in two Mexican national collections (Mexico)

Maja Kostadinovska , Aneta Atanasovski, Zorica Jakovleska Spirovska, Marijana Kavcič
Cases of ink from the national library’s oriental collection (North Macedonia)

Patricia Engel
Three case studies on unsolved conservation problems concerning ink corrosion (Austria)

Julie Biggs, Lynn Brostoff, Cynthia Connelly Ryan, Andrew Davis, Claire Dekle, Cyntia Karnes, Yasmeen Khan, and Susan Peckham
Investigation of Phytate Treatments for Water-Sensitive Iron Gall Inks (USA)


12:00 – 13:00


13:00 – 18:00
2nd scientific papers about ink corrosion

José F. García M. Carme Sistach, Eva Marín, Héctor Bagán
Combined antioxidant treatments for Iron Gall Ink corroded manuscripts (Spain)

Greta Keraite
Investigation of the effect of interleaves with potassium bromide on ageing stability of paper with iron gall ink (Lithuania)

Federica Cappa, Manfred Schreiner
Studies of Parchment Degradation in Medieval Manuscripts: Influence of environmental changes and writing materials (Austria)

Shorena Tavadze, Revaz Kldiashvili, Izolda Jikidze
Morphological and elemental analysis of ink (Georgia)

Jedert Vodopivec Tomazic, Žiga Šmit, Helena Fajfar
Iron Gall degradation studied by PIXE in the hand-coloured rare printed book (Slovenia)

Myriam Dearteni, Elena Basso, Federica Pozzi
The Nican Mopohua and the Mexican Codex in the New World: History, Analysis, and Conservation (USA)

25th Okt. 2019

9:00 – 12:00

3rd extraordinary topics which have to do with ink corrosion

Agathi Anthoula Kaminari, Penelope Banou, Aggeliki Stassinou, Athina Alexopoulou
Letterpress Copying books: the need for a condition assessment protocol (Greece)

Iron gall inks as dies for textiles

Funding for research on ink Corrosion


12:00 – 13:00


13:00 – 18:00
Exhibition and welcome party for the course participants of the ink course

Conference Board
Georgios Boudalis, Patricia Engel, Istvan Kecskemeti, Elissaveta Moussakova, Flavia Pinzari, Joseph Schiro, Maria Carme Sistach, Jedert Vodopivec

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