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Medieval Book Workshops, Montefiascone, Italy



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> >
> > International Academic Projects
> >
> > 6 Fitzroy Square, London W1P 6DX
> > Tel: +44 171 380 0800  Fax: +44 171 380 0500
> > IAP@archetype.co.uk
> >
> > Director of program and contact person: Cheryl Porter
> >     Net: chezza.p@virgin.net
> >
> > Professional Development Programme 2000
> >
> > PRESERVATION OF MEDIEVAL BOOKS
> > Montefiascone, Italy
> > Montefiascone is a medieval walled city on Lake Bolsena, 100 kilometers
>north of Rome. The medieval library of the seminary houses about 5000
>volumes, including manuscripts and early printed books. The project takes
>place every summer during the wine festival, with pageants, street fairs,
>exhibitions of art and music concerts. Participants attend
>lectures/workshops every morning, leaving the afternoons and weekends free
>to explore (we are close to Rome, Siena and Florence), to swim in the lake
>or to pursue private study. Participants may stay for a minimum of one
>week. They will be part of a team helping with the conservation of this
>important collection. There will also be opportunity to spend part of each
>day in the library cataloguing early printed books (supervised by Charlotte
>Miller, Lambeth Palace Library) and helping with the refurbishment of the
>collection. Nicolas Barker (Libraries Adviser to the National Trust and
>editor of the Book Collector) will give lectures on the history of the
>collection and advise on bibliographical issues.
> >
> > PROGRAMME
> > Week 1: 31 July- 4 August
> > PIGMENTS AND THE TECHNIQUE OF THEIR APPLICATION TO MANUSCRIPTS.
> > Participants will re-construct the medieval "palette" using original
>recipes. Lectures will include a study of the history of the use of
>pigmentsand the chemical and physical properties of pigments and media.
> > Tutor: Cheryl Porter
> >
> > Week 2: 7-11August
> > PASTEBOARDS, PULP BOARDS AND 16TH CENTURY BOOK BINDING.
> > Tutor: Anthony Cains
> >
> > Week 3: 14-18Aug:
> > VACUUM PACKING AND OXYGEN FREE ENVIRONMENTS - A TECHNOLOGY FOR DISASTER
>RECOVERY AND RELATED CONSERVATION APPLICATIONS (REMOVAL OF
>BACKINGS,HUMIDIFICATION OF PAPER ETC).
> > Tutor: Stewart Welsh
> >
> > Week 4: 21-25 August
> > UNSUPPORTED BINDING STRUCTURES I.E. BYZANTINE AND ISLAMIC
> > Tutor: Jim Bloxham and Nick Hadgraft


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