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Iron gall ink

From: Anne Muller <ecpa>
Date: Monday, November 2, 1998
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The ECPA (European Commission on Preservation and Access) is
currently working on a web site on iron gall ink corrosion.

The web site will present information on iron gall ink; its
importance in (art)history; and its slow, self-destructing
properties, known as iron gall ink corrosion. Simultaneously with
the web site a discussion list on ink corrosion will be created.

Both the web site and the discussion list will be 'on air' early
next year. Announcements on where to find them will be made in due
time.

A number of different Dutch institutes are cooperating in this
project, among them the National Archives, the Royal Library, museum
Boijmans van Beuningen and the Netherlands Institute for Cultural
Heritage. Conservators, researchers and paper restorers are
supplying content for the web site.

However, information and suggestions are still very welcome. Are you
involved in research / projects related to ink corrosion, do you
have experience with ink corrosion in your collection, do you have
any relevant material (texts, reports, images) available, or do you
have suggestions as to who does? Please let us know. The person to
contact is:

    Menno den Engelse
    European Commission on Preservation and Access (ECPA)
    P.O. Box 19121
    NL-1000 GC  Amsterdam
    menno.den.engelse [at] bureau__knaw__nl
    fax: +31-20-620 4941

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