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Questionnaire on manuscript fragments

From: Sonja Brandt <s.brandt1>
Date: Thursday, May 8, 2003
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This questionnaire forms part of the research for a project
undertaken for a Masters Degree in Conservation at Camberwell
College of Arts. I am gathering evidence for what is regarded as
good practice in the treatment of discarded manuscript fragments
that are found re-used in bindings.

All Information will be treated in the strictest confidence- no
institution or individual will be named in the project except with
their explicit permission.

Please respond directly to

    Camberwell College of Arts,
    Sonja Brandt c/o Mark Sandy, MA Conservation Course Director
    Wilson Road, London SE5 8UL
    sonnja.b [at] web__de


1.  Your background


2.  What institution are you working for?


3.  In what context have you come across any fragments that were
    discarded or re-used in bindings (e.g. during an exhibition, a
    conservation treatment, within the literature or publication
    etc.) ?

4.  Could you describe the book(s), their date(s) and your reason of

5.  Where exactly did you find the fragments?

    Cover(ing) material:
    Binding structure:

6.  What treatment or storage was considered and which treatment was
    finally given?

7.  What do you think was the intention leading to the manuscript
    being discarded and re-used in a book?

8.  Can you refer to a significant recovery of manuscript fragments?

9.  Does your institution (or private studio) offer a system of
    cataloguing/recording fragments?

10.  Do you know of any other function in object(s) or another
    purpose fragments of manuscripts were given after their disposal?

Thank you for taking the time to fill in this

                  Conservation DistList Instance 16:70
                   Distributed: Monday, May 12, 2003
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Received on Thursday, 8 May, 2003

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