Conservation Studies on Oriental Manuscripts
Istanbul, 20 December 2010
On the occasion of the exhibition "the Art of Book and of Calligraphy in the Collections of the Aga Khan Museum” at Sabanci Museum in Istanbul, a workshop on the stakes in the preservation and in the study of oriental bindings was organised by COMSt –Team 5: Manuscripts Preservation on 20 December 2010.
Here you can download the programme conference flyer (PDF).
Here you can download the final conference report (PDF).
Saturday, 18th December
Visit of Sulemnaye Mosque (conservation Laboratory) of Sabanci Museum.
Discusson with local experts
Visit of the Exhibition : «The Art of Book and Calligraphy» from the collections of Sabanci Museum.
The Catalogue includes texts from Oleg Grabar, Francis Richard, Annie Vernay-Nouri, Michael Barry etc.
Visit of the Museum of Turkish and Islamic Works and Arts.
The museum consists of seven sections: the Section of Wooden Works, the Section of Ceramics and Glass, the Metal Art Section, the Ethnography Section, the Stone Art Section, the Carpet Section, and the Hand Writing and Calligraphy Section
Monday, 20th December
Opening of the workshop
Ewa Balicka-Witakowska: «Recording and Preservation of Ethiopian Manuscripts in Ethiopia: the Latest Projects »
François Vinourd: «La conservation des manuscrits syriaques au monastère de Charfet, Liban»
Benoit Junod: «Conservation supports for manuscripts exhibitions : a challenge for between conservation and aesthetic»
Paul Hepworth: «A Lexicon for Islamic Manuscript Conservators »
Karin Scheper: «Refining the Classification of Islamic Manuscript Structures»
Joseph Moukarzel: « Overview of the manuscripts studies and projects conducted at Kaslik : the issue of conservation».
Andrea Schmidt et Tamara Pataridze: «Digitisation of Arabic, Syriac and Georgian manuscripts from Mount Sinai at the University of Louvain-la-Neuve»
Zeina Genadry: «Conservation Challenges and ethics »
Arietta Revithi: « Condition survey of the Manuscript Collection of the Hellenic Parliament Library: present evaluation and future planning »
Nikolas Sarris: «Byzantine crossover with the Middle-East: Bindings of Arabic Christian Manuscripts at the St Catherine’s Monastery, Sinai and their preservation»
Sara Fani : «Conservative census of the Arabic manuscripts in the Central National Library of Florence»
1. Balicka Witakowska, Ewa, SE
2. Fani, Sara, IT
3. Genadry, Zeina, BE
4. Giordano, Carol, FR
5. Hepworth, Paul, TR
6. Ipert, Stéphane, FR
7. Junod, Benoit, CH
8. Kural Özgörüc, Nurçin, TR
9. Moukarzel, Joseph, LB
10. Parodi, Laura, IT
11. Pataridze, Tamara, BE
12. Revithi, Arietta, GR
13. Sarris, Nikolas, GR
14. Scheper, Karin, NL
15. Schmidt, Andrea, BE
16. Sokolinskaia, Evgenia, DE
17. Vinourd, François, FR