Manuscripts of parchment belong to the most valuable objects of European cultural heritage. With the increasing air pollution the deterioration of parchment is severely accellerated, and within a few decades, an enormous demand for conservation and restauration is expected. A research group with participants from Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Great Britain and France has been established to examine the mechanisms of deterioration. The experimental techniques used in the analyses are X-ray fiber diffraction, electron paramagnetic resonance spectroscopy, hydrothermal stability measurements and amino acid determination.
|Effective start/end date||01/11/1996 → 31/10/1999|