New Approaches to Book and Paper Conservation-Restoration

From 9th to 11th May 2011, there will be a start-up conference "New Approaches in Book and Paper Conservation-Restoration in Europe" in Horn, Austria.

The conference language will be English.


conference board:
Joseph Schirò
, Heritage Malta
István Kecskeméti, National Archives, Helsinki
René Larsen, Konservatorskolen, Copenhagen
Elissveta Moussakova, St.St.Cyril and Methodius National Library, Sofia
Patricia Engel, European Research Centre for Book and Paper Conservation-Restoration, Horn


The conference in Horn aims to bring together conservators, librarians and archivists, collection managers and many more professionals in the field of book and paper conservation-restoration who fight for the safeguarding and maintenance of our cultural book- and paper-heritage from all over Europe and even further countries. There will be over 50 speakers from 28 different countries. During the entire conference experts on funding programmes will also be present.


The main question the conference puts forward is: what is needed to preserve our heritage? From the papers handed in, one can already see the variety of problems ranging from conservation theories, to the use of materials which are still not available but are on the wish list, and to further education.


At the end of the conference the most pressing research topics which so far have not been answered need to be defined. The fact that there will be so many experts with such profound background available in one place is pre-designed to immediately build teams of researchers who would already know which programmes would possibly suit their demands (due to the presence of funding experts). The participants would leave the conference prepared to cooperate and do research in book and paper conservation-restoration.

Conference programme


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The conference fee is uniformly 180.00 EUR [incl. 10 % VAT]. Bank details will be sent after registration.

For your registration at the conference click here.

Dear Colleague, If you want to book a hotel online they seem sold out because we reservated all hotels in Horn for you. There are several hotels listed in the mail you get after the registration. When you call, please do tell the hotel personell that you are participating the conference.



European Research Centre
for Book and Paper Conservation-Restoration

Wienerstraße 2
3580 Horn

Tel: 0043(0)6505871877 | 0043(0)2982 200 30 31
e-mail: ercbookpaper(at)