Anna-Grethe Rischel holds diploma (1991) as Paper Conservator from the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Conservation in Copenhagen.
She was employed 1980-2005 at the National Museum of Denmark in Brede and served 1993-2000 as Head of Paper-, Textile-, Skin & Leather Section. She continued as Paper Conservator 2001-2005, where she finished her projects ‘Studies of early Central Asian papermaking fiber material’ (2001-2002, Journal Nr. A 560-2001/SA/ld.) and ‘Analysis of Danish and European paper from the end of the 16th century until the start of the 19th century’ (2002-2004, Journal Nr. A 560-2003).
Anna-Grethe Rischel is since her retirement 2005 as Conservator emerita associated with Environmental Archaeology and Materials Science, National Museum of Denmark in Brede. She continues her studies of European and Oriental paper from the National Museum of Denmark, the Royal Library and the National Gallery of Art in Copenhagen and Central Asian paper from the Hedin Collection, Stockholm, the Stein Collection, London and the Turfan Collection, Berlin. Since 2017 she is associated with paper analysis at the ERC project in Paris ‘History of the Tocharian Texts of the Pelliot Collection’.
Anna-Grethe Rischel served 1999-2008 as Vice-president of Nordic Association of Paper Historians NPH and she serves since 2008 as President of IPH, International Association of Paper Historians.
Mette Humle Jørgensen
Mette Humle Jørgensen holds a diploma as Paper Conservator (1998) and as Cand. Scient. Cons. (2014) from The Royal Academy of Fine Arts, School of Conservation in Copenhagen. Furthermore, she holds a certificate of apprenticeship as bookbinder from the Danish National Archives, Rigsarkivet (1994).
Since 2008 Mette has been in charge of paper conservation at the National Museum of Denmark. She has previously worked as a conservator at the Vejle Conservation Center (1998-2004) and The Royal Library in Copenhagen (2004-2007). In 2018 and 2020 she has worked on projects at Art Museums of Skagen. Mette has been teaching bookbinding and book conservation at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts, School of Conservation in Copenhagen since 2005.
Mette Humle Jørgensen is a board member of NKF-Denmark (IIC Nordicgroup Denmark) since 2019, board member of Museumtjenesten since 2009 and the Danish representative of the European Research Center for Book and Paper Conservation-Restoration (ERC) since 2020.
Ingelise Nielsen is an associate professor and since 1996 Head of the Graphic Department at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Conservation (now: The Royal Danish Academy – Architecture, Design, Conservation).
Nielsen holds a MSc in Conservation (1985) from the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Conservation and a doctorate in Paper Science (1995) from University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology (UMIST).
Between 1999 and 2001 Nielsen was visiting professor at Akademie der bildenden Künste, Meisterschule für Restaurierung und Konservierung, Vienna. Nielsen is the compiler of the CATS watermark database at the Memory of Paper portal. Board member of the Nordic Association of Paper Historians. Since 2004 engaged in the development of European standards for the preservation of cultural property (CEN/TC 346).
Niels Borring is Senior Paper Conservator at the National Gallery of Denmark. Borring holds a M.Sc. (2003) from the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Conservation (now: The Royal Danish Academy – Architecture, Design, Conservation),
Borring has specialized in technical art history and conservation of master drawings and graphic art. Borring is a guest lecturer in mounting at the Graphic Department, The Royal Danish Academy – Architecture, Design, Conservation since 2003.
Since 1991 Kari Greve is a paper conservator at the National Museum for Art, Architecture and Design, Oslo. Greve got an MA in conservation (1991) from Oslo University. She was head of conservation in the National Museum 2010-2021. Greve was head of the IIC Nordic Group (NKF) 1994-2000. She is vice president of the Nordic Paper Historians (NPH) and is member of the board of International Paper Historians (IPH). She is since 2016 member of the Nikolai Astrup Expert Team. Greve has published ca. 60 articles and has co-authored three books. In recent years, she has mainly researched and published on the Norwegian artist Nikolai Astrup, including a catalogue raisonné of Astrup’s woodcuts (2010).
Abigail Slawik is Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Fellow in Library and Archives Conservation at the Conservation Center, Institute of Fine Arts, New York University. Since 2019, she has been responsible for applying computational tools to characterize the physical features of Leonardo’s papers. She also serves as the creator and content curator of LEOcode, a website (www.LEOcode.org) that presents a computational approach to enhancing, measuring, comparing, and matching Leonardo’s papers through detailed encoding and visualization of three internal manufactured patterns: watermarks, chain line intervals, and laid line densities.
Slawik holds a BFA in studio art (2008) from New York University and is a current dual master’s degree candidate for a MS in the Conservation of Artistic and Historic Works, and a MA in Art History and Archaeology (expected 2023) from the Conservation Center of the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University. She has worked as the LEOcode graduate student assistant with researchers Margaret Holben Ellis (NYU), C. Richard Johnson, Jr. (Cornell University), and William A. Sethares (University of Wisconsin, Madison). Beginning in the spring of 2021, Slawik began a project of coding watermarks in a disbound, blank partial ledger book in the study collection of the Conservation Center, using the same software tools developed by the LEOcode team. Her study of the watermarks in this book is ongoing. Slawik a member of the Book and Paper Group of the American Institute for Conservation.
Margaret Holben Ellis
Margaret Holben Ellis is the Eugene Thaw Professor Emerita of Paper Conservation at the Conservation Center, Institute of Fine Arts, New York University, where she has taught the conservation treatment and technical connoisseurship of works on paper for 35 years. She also planned and led the Thaw Conservation Center at the Morgan Library & Museum from 1998 to 2017. Other museum affiliations include the Metropolitan Museum of Art (1976 – 1998). She is a Fellow and former President of the American Institute for Conservation (AIC), a Fellow and former Council Member of the International Institute for Conservation (IIC), and an Accredited Conservator/Restorer of the Institute of Conservation (ICON). Professional and academic awards include the AIC Keck Award (2003) for teaching excellence, the AIC Gettens Merit Award (1997) for professional service, an American Academy in Rome Fellowship (1994), the first awarded to a conservator, and a Getty Conservation Institute Guest Scholar Residency (2015). She has published and lectured on artists from Raphael, Dürer, and Titian to Samaras, Lichtenstein, and Dubuffet. Books include Historical and Philosophical Issues in the Conservation of Works of Art on Paper (Getty Conservation Institute, 2014) and The Care of Prints and Drawings (Second Edition) (Rowman Littlefield, 2017). Her research on artists’ materials encompasses Day-Glo colors, Magic Markers, and Crayola crayons, and, most recently, the computational characterization of pre-machine European papers. She holds an BA in Art History from Barnard College, Columbia University, and an MA/ Advanced Certificate in Conservation from the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University.
In 1972 Ilse Mühlbacher completed her training under Prof. Goldschmid at the Akademie der Bildenden Künste Wien with a diploma of the Meisterklasse für künstlerische Schrift-u. Buchgestaltung. In 1982 graduation as Master of Arts at the Akademie der Bildenden Künste Wien and a teaching position for Bildnerische Erziehung und Werkerziehung at the AHS. Completion of trial year at BRG 1070 Wien, Kandlgasse. Since 1977 course-leader at the Geras Kunstkurse with emphasis on book-binding, book-restoration, decorated papers; course-leader at the Bildungszentrum Stift Schlierbach/O.Ö., at the Atelier “Papierwespe”, Burg Feistritz/Wechsel und Museumsmanagement Niederösterreich
For 18 years Ilse Mühlbacher was an assistant at the Institut für Restaurierung der Österreichischen Nationalbibliothek Wien, with emphasis on restoration of the leather, parchment and paper bindings in the Prunksaal. Her work included the sponsored restoration of books under the Aktion Buchpatenschaft, the conservation of the Esperanto and Folksong collections. Since 1997 she has undertaken in her own workshop the restoration of books from museums, monasteries, archives and private collections. As a member of the “Arbeitskreises Buntpapier” (homepage buntpapier.org) in the Deutsche Bibliothek Leipzig she has lectured at various conventions on decorated papers and related topics.
2009: Biblos, Phobius Verlag, Heft 2, S. 5, „Buntpapiere als Vorsatzblätter bei Druckschriften des Prunksaals der Österreichischen Nationalbibliothek“. 2009: Journal of Paper Conservation, vol. 10, No.1 „Buntpapier-Einbände der Österreichischen Nationalbibliothek und deren Restaurierung. 2012: AEB - Einband Forschung, Informationsblatt des Arbeitskreises für die Erfassung, Erschließung und Erhaltung historischer Bucheinbände, Heft 30, April 2012, S. 48 „Buntes aus Wien – Zwei Buntpapierfabriken. 2020: Codices Manuscripti et Impressi, Zeitschrift für Buchgeschichte, Heft 130/13, „Historische Buntpapiere aus Beständen der Österreichischen Nationalbibliothek – Brokatpapiere“.
Natalie Coural is a curator of Heritage at the Centre for Research and Restoration of Museums in France Natalie Coural is curator at the Centre for Research and Conservation of Museums in France where she is responsible of the Graphic Art Department. She is teaching at the Ecole du Louvre, Paris within the Master program in conservation of cultural properties. In 2011, she is commissioner for the exhibition, Le papier à l’oeuvre : the exhibition focused on artists and paper and was presented by the Louvre and Canson in Paris (Paris, Louvre).
Natalie Coural is a member of ICOM, ARSAG and AFHEPP. She is also a member of the reading committee of the journal Support Tracé (published by ARSAG). Natalie Coural has published some twenty articles in collaboration with other journals and has taken part in national and international colloquia.
Since 2011 Zorn has been head of the department of paper and photograph conservation and restoration at the Hamburger Kunsthalle. She holds a diploma in conservation-restoration of graphic, books and photographic materials from Bern University of Arts (2004) and a Master´s degree in conservation and restoration of graphic, photographic and modern materials from the Bern University of Arts (2010). Zorn held posts at the Aargauer Kunsthaus in Aarau, the Kunstmuseum Bern and the Bern University of Arts (2004-2010). Her research publications include works on the accelerated light fading behaviour of face-mounted colour photographic materials, the black drawing materials of Italian baroque artist Stefano della Bella, as well as the technical examination and analysis of drawings by Leonardo da Vinci, Raphael and Hamburg artist Anita Rée.
Since 2020 Ingold has been working as graduate intern in the department of paper and photograph conservation and restoration at the Hamburger Kunsthalle. She holds a Master´s degree in conservation-restoration of graphic, books and photographic materials from Bern University of Arts (2020). She worked as a student assistant in the conservation-restoration department of the Bern University of the Arts (2018-2020). Ingold completed several internships in Switzerland, Germany and Austria, e.g. In the Kunstmuseum Basel, the Deutsches Historisches Museum Berlin and the Museum für Angewandte Kunst und Gegenwartskunst Wien (2013-2020).
Sarah Eycken obtained a master’s in Art History (2018) and Western Literature (2015) from the University of Leuven. Currently, she is in the second year of her PhD in Cultural Studies at the University of Leuven (Blijde Inkomststraat 21, 3000 Leuven) on Belgian avant-garde art on paper (1917-1950) (under the supervision of Prof. Dr Sascha Bru) as part of the BePAPER project. This project, funded by the Belgian Science Policy Office, is a collaboration between the university and the Université Libre de Bruxelles and the Royal Museums of Fine Arts Belgium. Before starting her PhD, Eycken worked for six months as a registration consultant for the Flemish Art Collection. She has also been a research intern at the KMSKA (2017) and she has held student jobs at the Rubenianum (2017) and Museum Aan de Stroom (MAS) (2018). In 2017, she spent one month at the Academia Belgica in Rome for her master thesis research on the motif of the Vestal Virgin Tuccia in the early modern period. Eycken was the copy editor of several articles and books by Prof. Dr Barbara Baert, such as De uil in de grot: gesprekken met beelden, kunstenaars en schrijvers (2019) [The Owl in the Grotto: Conversations with Images, Artists, and Writers] and The Weeping Rock: Revisiting Niobe through ‘Paragone’, ‘Pathosformel’ and Petrification (2020). For the first book title, she has also written the glossary and short biographies on artists, art historians, and other prominent scholars discussed in the book.
Since 2019 Claude Laroque is retired from Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne University where she was Senior lecturer. She holds a Master in conservation (1978) and a doctorate (2003) from Paris I University. Since 1983 until now she works as free-lance paper Conservator of Prints and Drawings in various French public institutions in particular the Rodin Museum in Paris (since 1985). In 1990 she entered Paris I Pantheon-Sorbonne University in the Conservation department where she was in charge of the Book and Paper department.
Since 1986 she teaches preventive conservation within the ICCROM program “Prema” (Preventive conservation in sub-Saharian African countries) and in other universities such as Torun University (Poland) or Belgrade University (Serbia). Between 1999 and 2009 she created and directed a course addressed to technicians in preventive conservation (Mention complémentaire Entretien des collections du patrimoine). From 1998 to 2004 she organized in Paris and in partnership with Newcastle University (GB) an international course entitled “From East to West: Japanese conservation techniques – Western prints and drawings”. Since 2005 she shares her research times between Asian papers manufacturing and Western paper technology. Between 2009 and 2016 she was Head of the Research project “Asian papers: building a database of historical and technical information on papers from Asia” (creation of two data bases on Asian papers : Khartasia (https://khartasia-crcc.mnhn.fr) and Khartasia-Kagi : (https://khartasia-kagi.univ-paris1.fr). Between 2014 and 2020 she organized annual one-day conferences around paper at HiCsa (Histoire Culturelle et Sociale de l’art : Research Center in art history from Paris I University). She is editor of the articles produced during these conferences and published on https://hicsa.univ-paris1.fr.
Nedim Sönmez is a retired academician from Turkey's very first and only Museum of Paper and Book Arts, which he founded in 2012 at Izmir Ege University. In the course of his twenty-five years as an ebru (Turkish Paper) artist in Germany, he held more than 80 solo exhibitions worldwide in renowned museums and galleries. Through his solo and group exhibitions, Sönmez has demonstrated the power of ebru as a rich form of artistic expression quite capable of competing against other art techniques. By taking a unique step ahead of the well-established patterns of the traditional ebru art, the flowers and abstract designs, he gave a new direction to this art form while creating his own particular form of expression. His introduction of landscapes to the art of ebru in the early 1980s, could be counted among his innovations. In addition to his exhibitions, the artist has also carried out his researches on the issues of the history and techniques of decorated paper which have reached a large audience through his books, articles, lectures and conferences. Nedim Sönmez, is currently carrying out his research on the history of decorated paper, especially in 16th and 17th century Alba Amicorum that are in museums and libraries around the world.
Patricia Engel holds Magister, Doctor and Habilitation degrees in conservation-restoration of cultural heritage (Universities of Fine Art in Vienna and Warsaw). She is the head of the European Research Centre for Book and Paper Conservation-Restoration affiliated to ZKGS/DBU/University for Continuing Education, Krems, Austria. Her focus is on key questions in written heritage conservation and conservation of art on paper and parchment. She has initiated and led international research projects (Getty, EU, FFG funded) on mould attack mitigation, paper-deacidification and ink corrosion treatment. She is vice president of the International Paper Historians Association, active member of the working group of conservation theory of ICOM – CC and initiator of numerous international conferences and publications.
David Aguilella Cueco alias David Cueco
Freelance conservator-restorer specialized on the treatment of the structure of paintings mostly on canvas support, but also on other supports, practiced as free lance in this area of specialty for over 25 years for so called Centre of conservation and restoration for Museums of France (C2RMF). He particularly developed his expertise in the field of classical and modern paintings of the nineteenth and twentieth century, as well as contemporary Art with a special attention for “unusual” heritage items such as in Industrial and Aeronautical Heritage (rubber coated large fabrics in Bleriot’s Airplane). He worked as independent for important collections as such as LAM (Museum of modern Art Villeneuve d’Ascq (Picasso, Braque, Leger, Modigliani, and Outsider art COllestion such as spirit painters, MAM Musée d’Art moderne de la ville de Paris (Master pieces by R.Delaunay, H.Matisse, R.Dufy, regularly works for contemporary Art Funds and some private collections (i.e. G Caillebotte family)
Son of the painter Cueco and Marinette Cueco, he also acts for years as assistant, first installer of these two artists. He is now in charge, at their requests, for the conservation (management, conservation, and documentation and photography) for Henri Cueco's exhibitions since 2013, and Marinette (since 2018). He also curated major exhibitions for Henri Cueco. Graduated of the University of Paris 1 (Master in conservation of Cultural Heritage (1984/2010) and the Master in preventive conservation (2004), — Master Thesis: About Bleriot airplane which crossed the Channel the 25th of July 1909 : A conservation restauration. Treatment 150 pages. Paris 2000. — Master in conservation préventive, Université de Paris 1, Promotion 2003/2004. Thesis: Secret Basilic in St Denis. The role of the preventist in preventive conservation, concerns in a temporary exhibition; University Paris 1, May 2005. — Master’s degree in Conservation restoration in 2010
Professional Organisations commitments (selection): ARAAFU Committee member Since 1983. President between 1997 et 2003. Comité Européen de Normalisation CEN/TC 346 : Conservation of Cultural Heritage/Association Française de Normalisation : Participation in the group of experts on condition reporting and terminology (GE1) of the French national committee Since 11/2006. Regular French delegate of the European working group (WG1) on general terminology and of the Technical Committee (TC 346) since 12/2008.Contributor to the European group WG11 for the conservation-restoration process standard, since January 2013. ECCO delegate in CEN TC 346 since 2018 after being French delegate in TC 346 since 2010. Individually member of ICOM since more than 10 years.
Amélie Couvrat Desvergnes
Since 2019, Amélie has been an independent paper and book conservator and researcher specialising in Islamic and Indian manuscripts and works on paper, in the Netherlands. In 2002, she received her master degree in conservation from the University Paris I Panthéon Sorbonne. From 2002 to 2011 she worked as an independent professional in France. From 2012 to 2017 she was a permanent conservator at the Museum of Islamic Art in Qatar. From 2017 to 2019 she worked as a paper conservator at the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam. She also taught at the master in Paris and Amsterdam, provided trainings and workshops and lectures in conservation and the materiality of Islamic manuscripts. She wrote several articles in conservation, scientific and interdisciplinary journals. She is currently conducting a conservation and research project on the Pahari drawings and miniature paintings from the Museum Volkenkunde in Leiden. She currently has three publication projects focusing on the materiality of paper and book from Iran and India. Book in collaboration with Willem Floor Paper, Glass and Ceramic in Safavid and Qajar Iran, MAGE Publishers (forthcoming 2022). Contribution to the edited volume Tied and Bound: how to keep Things together or not, CRMC Hamburg University: ‘’Gutakas from north-western India: an introduction to their structures and materials’’. Contribution to the Volume 18 of Care and Conservation of Manuscripts Copenhagen University ‘’Book culture in north-western India’’. Contribution to the book edited by Abigail Bainbridge Conservation of Books.
Julio M. del Hoyo-Meléndez
Julio M. del Hoyo-Meléndez holds a PhD in science and conservation of cultural heritage from the Department of Conservation and Restoration of Cultural Heritage of the Polytechnic University of Valencia, Spain. In 2011, he joined as a Research Scientist the Laboratory of Analysis and Non-Destructive Investigation of Heritage Objects of the National Museum in Krakow, Poland. As of January 1, 2017 he holds the position of Head of Laboratory and Head of the National Research Center for Cultural Heritage, both based at the National Museum in Krakow. He is the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of the American Institute for Conservation since November 2014.
Since 2018 Anna Ryguła is an assistant in the Laboratory of Analysis and Nondestructive Investigation of Heritage Objects (LANBOZ) in the National Museum in Krakow (Poland) where is responsible for application of Raman spectroscopy to conservation of art. Ryguła holds a diploma in chemistry (2006) and a doctorate (2011) from Jagiellonian University in Krakow (Poland). Then she worked as an assistant and a head (2013-2015) of the Laboratory of Raman Spectroscopy in the Jagiellonian Centre for Experimental Therapeutics.
Ewa Sobiczewska in 1994 obtained an MA degree and a diploma in conservation from Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń. After graduation she joined the staff of Paper Conservation Studio at the National Museum in Krakow, where she is currently employed as senior conservator. Principal activities: conservation of ukiyo-e prints, drawings, prints, gouaches, watercolours, pastel paintings, posters, documents, books, maps, drawings on tracing paper. In recent years, Sobiczewska’s major assignment was the preparation of objects for the museums exhibitions: “Katsushika Hokusai. Passages....” in MNK, “Young Poland: An Arts and Crafts Movement, 1890-1918” in William Morris Gallery and permanent exhibition at the Palace of the Princes Czartoryski Museum (MNK Division).
In 2019 Aldona Stępień graduated from the Faculty of Geography and Geology from Jagiellonian University with geochemical-petrological-mineralogical and micropaleontological specialization. She has been working with LANBOZ since 2018. She investigates inorganic and organic materials and techniques employed in artistic production using analytical methods such as FTIR infrared spectroscopy, X-ray fluorescence spectroscopy, scanning electron microscope (SEM) with EDS analyser, optical microscopy and microfedometry.
Francine Farr is a francophone independent scholar with collegial ties to the library of the Getty Research Institute and the National Gallery of Art. She holds a Master's degree in the History of Art from the University of California, Los Angeles. Her Bachelor's degree in Studio Art and Art History from Scripps College for women in Claremont, California included a semester of study at sea circumnavigating Africa and Asia, the Atlantic, Indian and Pacific Oceans through a program of Chapman University. From 2001 to 2017, she taught African and Ancient to Renaissance art history and Art Appreciation at Montgomery College in Maryland. She has been a member of the International Council of Museums since 1989, when she resided in Leiden, based at the Rijksmuseum voor Volkenkunde. ICOM's International Committee of Money and Banking Museums published her Beijing conference paper "African and Chinese Hoe, Spade and Knife Monies Compared" in 2003. She was director of Musée d'art haïtien du Collège St. Pierre in Port au Prince, curator of the African Meetinghouses in Boston and Nantucket, and translator of Ancestral Art of Gabon by Louis Perrois for Musée Barbier Mueller, Geneva. Professor Farr has practiced Nichiren Shoshu Buddhism since 1974 and continues lifelong informal interests in botany, chemistry, physics, natural history, medicine and forensics.
Agnieszka Helman-Ważny holds a doctorate and a habilitation and is a professor in social sciences at the Department of Book and Media History, the Faculty of Journalism, Information and Book Studies, University of Warsaw; and Principal Investigator and Member of the Centre for the Study of Manuscript Cultures (CSMC), University of Hamburg, Germany. MA in art conservation and restoration of books, graphics and leather (2001, Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw); PhD in humanities in the field of arts (2007, Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń); habilitation in the field of humanities in the discipline of book and information science (2017, University of Warsaw); and PD in the field of archaeometry (2018, University of Hamburg); professorship in social sciences (2021, University of Warsaw). Bibliologist, historian of paper, book and paper conservator, author of monographs, catalogs and scientific articles on the history of books and paper in Central Asia and the Himalayas, material culture of Tibet, the codicology of the Silk Road manuscripts and the history of the collection of Tibetan books.
Her most recent projects (2019-2022) include History of paper of ethnic groups in Southwest China and mainland Southeast Asia (in Zomia) conducted within the Cluster of Excellence Understanding Written Artefacts at the University of Hamburg, Germany and Protecting the kingdom with Tibetan manuscripts: codicological and historical analyses of the royal Drangsong collection from Mustang, Nepal conducted at the Faculty of Journalism, Information and Bibliology, Department of Books, and Media History, University of Warsaw, Poland.
Luisa Martínez Leal
Luisa Martínez Leal is a professor and researcher at Autonomus Metropolitan University- Azcapotzalco in Mexico City since 1977. Martínez Leal holds a diploma in Graphic and Industrial Design (1976) from Universidad Iberoamericana en Mexico City, a Master degree in Historiography (2007) from the Autonomus Metropolitan University- Azcapotzalco in Mexico City and a PhD in Library Studies (2018) from the National Autonomus University in Mexico City. Her most relevant projects were: Between 1985 and 1991 30 centuries of type and letters. A History of letters and type, published in 1992; Between 1992 and 2007 The design of mexican books and their paper during the 16th Century, published in 2007.
Between 2009 and 2018 Mexican paper and watermarks in Mexico during the 16th Century, in process of being published; Between 2019 and 2020 The design of mexican books and their paper during the 17th Century, in process of being published and since 2021 A new History of Graphic Design and it´s paper.
Luisa Martínez Leal affiliation to relevant organisations read: Founding member of Industrial and Graphic Designers College of Mexico (1976) Active member of the Society for the History of Authorship, Reading and Publishing (SHARP). (since 2008) Luisa Martínez Leal is an active member of the International Association of Paper Historians (IPH) (2020) and a Researcher member of the National Research System of Mexico. (2020-2022)
Jos De Gelas
Retired marine insurance broker since 2021 after spending 40 years in the said business. Jos started the job after obtaining in 1979 a Master degree in Commercial Sciences and Econometrics. The first contact with paper and its history dates back to 1974. Participating as a volunteer, cleaning the site of the Herisem papermill at Alsemberg Belgium. The former papermill and cardboard factory that stopped its operation thirty years earlier, during the second world war. The knowledge gained on paper, its use, production, trade and history was gathered through self-study and hours of talks with people that have, or had, one or another interest in paper. The instruments for his study are those of our old master paper makers, fingers to touch the sheets and eyes to determine, color, transparency marks, coating or paper pulp qualities. Beside lectures at former IPH congresses and publications in local periodicals the actual main goal is to compile an extensive publication on the collected data about the Herisem mill as an example of a typical Belgian papermill and a comprehensive study of the paper history limited to the actual Belgian boundaries from the first appearance in the late 13th century till 2000. The presentation at the IPH congress 2022 is a substantial part of this.
Since 2019, PhD Candidate, University of St Andrews, St Andrews, Scotland (submission date: March 2022). McCarthy holds a Master’s Degree in Art History from The Courtauld Institute of Art, London UK (2010) and a Bachelor’s Degree in Art History and Anthropology from Bowdoin College, Brunswick, ME USA (2009). Between 2020 and 2020 McCarthy was Postgraduate Tutor in Art History at the University of St Andrews. Between 2016 and 2019 McCarthy was Curatorial and Collections Associate at The Leiden Collection, New York, USA. Between 2011 and 2014 McCarthy was Collections Management Associate at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York USA. McCarthy received the 2021 Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation British & Commonwealth Research Program Grant; 2021 Italian Art Society Dissertation Research Grant; 2020/2021 Research Grant, Deutsches Forum für Kunstgeschichte (The German Center for Art History, DFK), Paris; 2020/2021 Catherine and Alfred Forrest Trust Research Bursary, University of St Andrews; 2020 Elizabeth Gilmore Holt Research Scholarship, School of Art History, University of St Andrews; 2019 Association for Art History Research Travel Grant; 2009–2010 merit-based Christian H. Thum Scholarship, The Courtauld Institute of Art; Elected to Phi Beta Kappa, Bowdoin College, Class of 2009.
Conference co-organiser, with Laura Moretti and Paolo Sachet, Venice in Blue: The Use of carta azzurra in the Artist’s Studio and in the Printer’s Workshop, ca. 1500-50, International Online Conference, University of St Andrews, September 2-3, 2021. https://veniceinblue2021.wp.st-andrews.ac.uk/. Member of International Paper Historians (IPH); College Art Association (CAA); Historians of Netherlandish Art (HNA); Renaissance Society of America (RSA); Italian Art Society (IAS).
Darko Cafuta holds a degree in machine engineer since 1972 (Faculty of Machine Engineering, University of Ljubljana). At the beginning of his carrier he was working as a design engineer in the machine industry. In 1977 he changed a working position and he was employed in Paper Industry (Pulp and Paper Mill Goricane near Ljubljana, Slovenia) where he had been working ever since, in the end as Manager of Power plant. He began researching the origins of the Hand Paper Mill Goricane and Loka Paper Mill in the year 1984 and he published the Paper in the year 1985 in the local historical journal. He found some new data about the origin of Goričane Paper Mill and his research was published in 1986 in the same journal. He did a research also on the origin of Radece Paper Mill and published the results in 1986 in the history periodical “Kronika” (Chronicle). In the year of 1986 he had joined the IPH and he attended an IPH congress in Copenhagen. He presented a paper about the history of Loka Paper Mill and the beginnings of the Goricane Paper Mill at the IPH congress in Porto in the year 1998. His interest is collecting data about all Paper Mills in Slovenia. After his retirement in 2012 he was collecting watermarks and published a Book about the history of Papermill Goričane.
Ariadna Olivé Soler
Degree in Art of History by the Autonomous University of Barcelona (2011). Degree in Conservation and Restoration of Cultural Heritage by the ESCRBCC (Escola Superior de Conservació i Restauració de Catalunya) (2017). Master’s degree in Libraries and Heritage Collections by the University of Barcelona (2017) Freelance restorer of Cultural Heritage specially Documentary Heritage (2017-) working for Catalan cultural institutions and foundations like Filmoteca of Catalunya, Barcelona’s Museu Picasso, Generalitat of Catalunya, National Archive of Catalonia, Girona City Council, Workshop of Barcelona’s Monastery of Santa Maria de les Puelles, among others, Author of Review of Watermark Data Collection Systems to Provide a Valid Tool to Control Restoration Processes (Barcelona, 2017) as a Degree’s Final Project in Conservation and Restoration of Cultural Heritage, (unpublished work). Author of An Approach to the Study of the Joan Amades’s Romances Watermarks: Description, Digitization and Diffusion of Paper and Watermark in a Case Study (Barcelona, 2017) as a Master’s Degree Final Project in Libraries and Heritage Collections.
María Dolores Díaz de Miranda y Macías
Benedictine sister. Director of Casa Ducal de Medinacelli Foundation’s Graphic Document Restoration Laboratory-Workshop. Toledo (Spain). She holds a PhD conservation from the University of Barcelona (2013), a Master in Management of Conservation-Restoration (2010), a degree in Medicine and Surgery (2001), a degree in Religious Sciences (2015) Founder and member of the Board of Directors of the Hispanic Association of Paper Historians. Guest professor: at the University Antonio Gaudí and Ramon Llull in postgraduate courses on Management and Conservation of Ecclesiastical Cultural Heritage (2014-2019) and at the University of Barcelona (UB) in the Master's in Libraries and Heritage Collections of the Faculty of Library Science and Documentation (2016-2018) Representative of the European Research Center for Book and Paper Conservation-Restoration for Spain –ERC– (since 2017). Author of The paper in the archives (Gijón, 2009) and has more than 100 articles on the restoration of the graphic document, the study of paper, bookbinding and spirituality.
Constanze Marie Köhn
Constanze Marie Köhn is a research associate in the FWF project “Paper and Copyists in Viennese Opera Scores, 1760–70” since 2021 (chair: Prof. Dr. Martin Eybl) at the mdw – University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna. Köhn holds a bachelor’s degree in musicology (2013) from the University of Vienna and a master’s degree (2017) from the Heidelberg University including an Erasmus stay at the University of Pavia in Cremona. Between 2017 and 2020 she worked as research associate in the FWF project “Cultural Transfer of Music in Vienna, 1755–1780: Music Distribution, Transformation of Pieces, Involvement of New Consumers” (chair: Prof. Dr. Martin Eybl) at the mdw. Since 2017 she is a PhD-candidate at the mdw with a project focusing on aristocratic mentors of oratorio performances in Vienna between 1780 and 1810. – Organisation of international conferences: International Symposium “European Networks, Vienna / Paris: Regional and Transregional Cultural Transfer, 1750–1815,” 20–21 Nov 2017, University of Music and Performing Arts, Vienna (together with Julia Ackermann, Martin Eybl, Christiane Maria Hornbachner, Sarah Schulmeister).
Christiane Maria Hornbachner
Since 2021 research associate in the FWF project “Paper and Copyists in Viennese Opera Scores, 1760–70” (chair: Prof. Dr. Martin Eybl) at the mdw – University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna. Hornbachner holds a master’s degree in Musicology (2013) from the University of Vienna and a doctorate in musicology (2019) from the mdw. Between 2014 and 2017 she worked as research associate in the FWF project “Cultural Transfer of Music in Vienna, 1755–1780: Music Distribution, Transformation of Pieces, Involvement of New Consumers” (chair: Prof. Dr. Martin Eybl) at the mdw. Hornbachner received the Talenteförderungsprämie des Landes Oberösterreich 2019. – Organisation of international conferences: International Symposium “European Networks, Vienna / Paris: Regional and Transregional Cultural Transfer, 1750–1815,” 20–21 Nov 2017, University of Music and Performing Arts, Vienna (together with Julia Ackermann, Martin Eybl, Constanze Köhn, Sarah Schulmeister). – Publications: Klöster als Konsumenten am Wiener Musikalienmarkt – Distribution und Transformation von Instrumentalmusik 1755–1780, PhD thesis, Vernetzen – Bewegen – Verorten. Kulturwissenschaftliche Perspektiven, eds. Martin Eybl, Eva-Bettina Krems, Annegret Pelz, and Melanie Unseld (Bielefeld: transcript, in preparation). “Netzwerke zwischen Stadt und Land: Klöster als Konsumenten am Wiener Musikalienmarkt 1750–1780,” in De musica disserenda XVI/1 (2020), 103–18.
Frieder Schmidt is retired since November 2017. 1976–1983 Studied the history of natural sciences and technology, history and philosophy at the University of Stuttgart, 1983 study stay at the Deutsches Museum in Munich, 1983–1991 research project employee, volunteer and conservator at the Landesmuseum für Technik und Arbeit (now Technoseum) in Mannheim, 1990 PhD at the University of Stuttgart with a thesis on paper history (From the mill to the factory. The history of paper manufacture in the early industrialization of Württemberg and Baden), 1992 to 2017 Head of the Paper History Collections at the German Museum of Books and Writing at the German National Library in Leipzig, 1996 Organizer of the 23rd IPH Congress in Leipzig, 2003 International Bibliography on Paper History (IBP), 2006–2009 eContenPlus project BERNSTEIN (Bibliography), 1991–2014 Organizer of the German Working Group for Paper History (DAP), 2004–2017 co-organizer of the Buntpapier working group , 1990 - 2020 author of articles for the Neue Deutsche Biographie (NDB).
Daniel Haberler-Maier is the director of the Municipal Archives of Krems since 2019 Master’s degree in Auxiliary Sciences and Archival Studies at the Institute of Austrian Historical Research (Institut für österreichische Geschichtsforschung), University of Vienna, in 2016. Bachelor’s degree in History at the Institute of History (Institut für Geschichte), University of Vienna, in 2013. Since 2016 self-employed historical research for various institutions, amongst them Institute for Jewish History in Austria (Institut für jüdische Geschichte Österreichs), Municipal Archives Hainburg and Bezirksmuseum Josefstadt. From 2016 to 2018 research assistant at Vienna City Library (Wienbibliothek im Rathaus).
Aleksandra Balachenkova is a senior lecturer at the Higher School for Technology and Energy, St.-Petersburg State University of Industrial Technologies and Design since 2001. A. Balachenkova holds diploma in history from St.-Petersburg State University (1993). From 1987 to 2001 she was a junior researcher at The State Museum of the History of St.-Petersburg. Between 2017 and 2020 A. Balachenkova participated as a researcher in the projects of Russian Foundation for Fundamental research: 1) “Corpus of records on the history of the Russian paper industry (18-19th cc.) collected by P.A. Kartavov (1873–1941): Preparation for the publication” (project number 17-01-00390); 2) “Science research of materials and technologies of the manuscripts” (project number 18-00-00407) and some others. A. Balachenkova is the IPH member from 2006. She is the author of several papers in IPH Congress Books (2006, 2008, 2014) and IPH periodical “Paper History” (2017), besides she participated in the collective monograph The history of Russian paper-and-pulp industry, Moscow, 2009 (in Russian) and was editor-in-chief of “Actual problems of paper history” (2002, 2004) (in Russian).
Andrei Bogdanov is head of the Exhibition and Excursion Department at “Goznak” JSC Exhibition Complex since 2020. A. Bogdanov received diploma in history and source studies from St.-Petersburg State University (2009) and PhD degree (2012). Between 2008 and 2015 he held the researcher’s position in the Manuscript Department of the National Library of Russia and then started to work at “Goznak” JSC. The area of his academic interests concerns numismatics, history of paper money and history of money circulation. A. Bogdanov is the author of more than 100 papers and notes, as well as 3 academic monographs: 1) The coinage of the Russian Empire: findings, studies, hypotheses, Moscow, St.- Petersburg, 2011; 2) Money that did not exist: from the history of banknote design in Russia, St. Petersburg, 2020; 3) Soviet coins: from the NEP to Perestroika, St. Petersburg, 2021. From 2010 to 2016 he participated as a researcher in several projects of the Russian Foundation for the Humanities dealing with publication of sources on the history of Russian coinage.
Since 2020, Julia Rinck is the Curator of the Graphical Collection, Decorated Paper Collection and Paper Sample Collection at the German Museum of Books and Writing of the German National Library in Leipzig. She has worked scientifically on several Decorated paper collections, e.g. the Hübelsammlung at the Deutsches Museum in Munich, which comprises over 14,000 samples. She has held teaching positions at several universities and colleges, including the University of Leipzig, the Leipzig University of Applied Sciences (HTWK), and the University of Hildesheim. She completed a traineeship at the GRASSI Museum für Angewandte Kunst in Leipzig. She graduated with a master's degree in German literature, art history and musicology at the University of Leipzig in 1999.
Since 2020 coordinator of the Ecomuseum Valle delle Cartiere in Toscolano Maderno (Brescia). She holds a degree in History of Arts from Verona University (2012) and a postgraduate diploma in Historical and Art Heritage from Cattolica University in Milan (2017). An art historian and cultural heritage cataloguer, from 2009 she designs, plans and develops education and promotion activities for museums and cultural institutions. In the last years she has been focusing her research on the study and promotion of the paper production in Toscolano and on its use in historical tipography. Outstanding publications: * S. Merigo, Novità archivistiche sul pittore Pietro Bellotti, in “Arte Veneta”, 2012, n. 69. * S. Merigo, Guida ai visitatori del Museo della Carta – Centro di Eccellenza – Valle delle Cartiere, Toscolano- Maderno (BS), 2014. * S. Merigo, Raccontami… la storia della Carta, Guida didattica per Bambini al Museo della Carta di Toscolano- Maderno, Toscolano- Maderno (BS), 2014 * S. Castelli, S. Merigo, Raccontami… la Città di Salò, Guida didattica per Bambini alla Città di Salò, Toscolano- Maderno (BS), 2015. * L. Cervigni e S. Merigo, Di acqua e di carta - Catalogo della mostra organizzata presso il Museo della Carta di Toscolano Maderno (2 giugno-2 settembre 2018).
Since 2015 coordinator of the Preservation and Conservation Department of the National Library Marciana, Venice. She holds a degree in Humanities from Bologna University (1994), a diploma in Book and Paper Conservation at the European School for Conservators-Restorers of Book Materials in Spoleto (1997), and a doctorate in Bibliographical and Archival Sciences from Udine University (2014). After two years as free-lance conservator at the Conservation facilities of the Province of Trento (1997-1999), from 1999 she has been working as paper and book conservator in the Marciana National Library, Venice, Italy. Outstanding publications: * S.Pugliese, Interventi su opere cartografiche della Biblioteca Nazionale Marciana, in «Rivista di Storia della miniatura», 25 (2021), pp. 258-259. * S.Pugliese, When cover paper meets parchment. A non-adhesive variation of the limp parchment binding, in «Journal of Paper Conservation», 20, 1-4 (2020), pp.152-157. * S.Pugliese, I globi marciani di Coronelli: preliminari per un restauro, in Vincenzo Coronelli (1650-1718). L’immagine del mondo (Globe Studies, 63), a cura di M.Milanesi e H.Wohlschläger, Venezia, Biblioteca Nazionale Marciana, 2018, pp. 186-209. * S.Pugliese, Dalla Persia a Venezia. Le carte e la legatura ‘laccata’ del Corano marciano Or. 68 (=65), in «La Bibliofilia», 117 (2015), pp. 81-103. * S.Pugliese, Islamic bookbindings in the manuscript collection of the Marciana National Library in Venice, in Conservation and the Eastern Mediterranean. Contributions to the Istanbul Congress 20-24 September 2010, ed. C.Rozeik – A.Roy – D.Saunders, London, The International Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works, 2010, pp. 50-55.
Robert (Rob) Fucci is a visiting assistant professor in Early Modern Art in the Department of Art History at the University of Amsterdam. He earned his Ph.D. in art history in 2018 at Columbia University, New York, with a dissertation on the pioneering landscape etchings by the Haarlem artist Jan van de Velde II (1593-1641). In 2015, he curated an exhibition that examined the state changes in Rembrandt’s prints (Rembrandt’s Changing Impressions, published by Walther König, Cologne) based on research published in 2013 by Hinterding and Rutgers in the New Hollstein volumes on Rembrandt (reviewed by Fucci and Jan Piet Filedt Kok in Simiolus, 2014). He was a Kress Fellow at the Morgan Library & Museum in New York, and a David E. Finley Fellow at the Center for Advanced Studies in the Visual Arts (CASVA) at the National Gallery of Art, Washington. He recently contributed the essays “Vermeer’s Optical Realism” to the exhibition Vermeer: On Reflection (Dresden), and “Rembrandt and the Business of Prints” to the exhibition Becoming Rembrandt: Creativity and Competition in Amsterdam (Ottawa and Frankfurt). In January 2022, his study “Reflecting on Ruins: The Earliest Landscape Drawings by Jan van de Velde II” will appear in Master Drawings.
C. Richard Johnson
C. Richard (Rick) Johnson is the Geoffrey S. M. Hedrick Senior Professor of Engineering Emeritus at Cornell University. He received the first PhD minor in Art History granted by Stanford University in 1977, along with a PhD in Electrical Engineering. He joined the Cornell faculty in 1981. Johnson has been a Senior Researcher of the Rijksmuseum since 2013, and a Visiting Research Professor in the Conservation Center of the Institute of Fine Arts at New York University since 2017. From 2021 to 2023, he was the Principal Investigator of Getty Foundation Digital Art History Initiative Grant “Applying Digital Image Processing to the Study of Prints and Drawings” In 2017 and 2018, Johnson was selected as the Visiting Fellow in Computational Art History by the RKD – Netherlands Institute for Art History. He was a Fulbright Research Scholar at the Conservatoire National des Arts et Metiers in 2005. Johnson is a member of the International Council of Museums (ICOM) and Historians of Netherlandish Art (HNA). He served as co-chair of the 2018 Gordon Research Conference on Scientific Methods in Cultural Heritage Research. He was a co-author with W.A. Sethares and M.H. Ellis of “Overlay Videos for Quick and Accurate Watermark Identification, Comparison, and Matching,” Journal of Historians of Netherlandish Art and, “A Powerful Tool for Paper Studies: The Computational Coding of Watermarked Papers in Leonardo’s Codex Leicester and Codex Arundel,” The Quarterly: The Review of the British Association of Paper Historians, 2021.
William A. Sethares
William (Bill) Sethares is a professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He earned the Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering at Cornell University. He has been a Senior Researcher of the Rijksmuseum since 2015, researcher at CCMIX in Paris, and visiting scholar at the Institute for Applied Mathematics, Middle Eastern Technical University, Ankara Turkey. From 2021 to 2023, Sethares was a co-PI on a Getty Foundation Digital Art History Initiative Grant “Applying Digital Image Processing to the Study of Prints and Drawings” and is currently PI on the Getty grant “Computational Characterization of Historic Papers via Watermarks, Chain Lines, and Laid Lines.” He is an Honorary International Chair Professor at National Taipei University of Technology, Taipei, Taiwan. Sethares is a member of Institute of Electrical and Electronics, of the Acoustical Society of America, and of the Historians of Netherlandish Art. He is co-author (with Johnson) on Counting Vermeer, co-author with C. R. Johnson and M. H. Ellis on “Overlay Videos for Quick and Accurate Watermark Identification, Comparison, and Matching,” Journal of Historians of Netherlandish Art and , “A Powerful Tool for Paper Studies: The Computational Coding of Watermarked Papers in Leonardo’s Codex Leicester and Codex Arundel,” The Quarterly : The Review of the British Association of Paper Historians published in 2021. He is also the author of Tuning, Timbre, Spectrum, Scale and Rhythm and Transforms (both published by Springer).
Henk Porck was appointed in 1983 as conservation scientist at the Koninklijke Bibliotheek (KB), the National Library of the Netherlands in The Hague. Research projects included studies on deacidification, artificial aging, paper discoloration and risk management. In 1991 he also took up the curatorship of the KB Paper History Collection, and was involved in studies on the quality of nineteenth-century paper, watermark registration and the classification and identification of decorated paper. In 2016 he retired from the KB. Since then, he is visiting researcher and lecturer in conservation science and paper history in the Netherlands and abroad. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Gangolf Ulbricht works as papermaker in his own studio in Berlin, making paper for conservators. After his diploma in paper and cellulose technology at TU Dresden he set up the studio in 1992. Research scholarships in traditional papermaking here done in Japan and Korea. He worked in several research projects e.g., nanocellulose, 3D printing with cellulose, funded by the Federal Ministry of Economics. He also lectures about identification of paper at various institutions. Contact data: Werkstatt für Papier, Mariannenplatz 2, 10997 Berlin, Germany; T: +49 171 4558112; M: email@example.com
works as a Senior Heritage Scientist at the Cultural Heritage Agency of the Netherlands in Amsterdam (RCE). Her research interest is the art-technological investigation of written or drawn cultural heritage. Recent large-scale, interdisciplinary projects included the examination of Vincent van Gogh's drawings and letters, examination of Anne Frank’s diary and art technological studies of the drawings by Rembrandt van Rijn. She is an invited guest lecturer at the University of Amsterdam and teaches workshops and summer schools on the cultural history, identification and conservation of dry drawing media, drawing and writing inks, water colours, as well as black dyes for textiles.
Carsten Wintermann studied at the Cologne Institute of Conservation Science, and established his conservation workshop PAPIERRESTAURIERUNG-DRESDEN with a focus on large-sized objects and extensive collections of museums. He participated in the research project „Erforschung und naturwissenschaftliche Untersuchung des Bestandes der Niederländischen Zeichnungen des 16. Jh. im Kupferstich-Kabinett Dresden“ funded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft. Since 2017, he is responsible for material analysis and research at the Klassik Stiftung Weimar, focusing on drawing materials and the development of non-destructive methods of analysis. He cooperates with the German Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und -prüfung in Berlin. His research interests comprise the analyses of material technology of prints and drawings from the 15th to the 19th century and from 1900 to 1930. At the moment, he is working on the German and Netherlandish holdings of the Klassik Stiftung Weimar, and takes part in developing a comprehensive database for the efficient acquisition and evaluation of all measured data.
Uwe Golle studied conservation (books, archival materials and art on paper) in Berlin, and works as conservator since 1987. He acted as head of the inventory department of the museums of Stiftung Weimarer Klassik and Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Weimar, and directed the computing centre of Klassik Stiftung Weimar. In 2011, he became head of the department of paper conservation and specialized in the conservation of drawings, works by the Eastern European avant-garde and Bauhaus artists. His research interests include the scientific analysis of drawings, and developing methods for semi-automated processing of extensive data from material analysis, multispectral analysis and colour identification. He leads preventive conservation projects, such as most recently the development of the "Weimar album" as an alternative storage method, as well as inventory projects for digital registration of the Graphic Collections. His lectures and publications focus on the use of light in conservation, automimetic counterproofs in graphic collections, and the interdisciplinary use of results of art technological examination. He was involved in the development of a filterless multispectral camera.
S.T.J. van Velzen
is a retired paper conservator and teacher in paper conservation (University of Amsterdam). His PhD deals with the how and why of paper manufacture in order to get a grip on paper typology. He teaches fibre microscopy and developed a course on understanding paper properties using a wide array of different paper types he collected over the years. As fibre microscopist he has built on the Herzog test to study the paper furnish deeper. He is currently developing a method to describe paper in all its aspects by means of a specialised database to support, share, and broadening knowledge of paper. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Georgios Magkanas is a predoctoral investigator at the Chemical Engineering and Analytical Chemistry Department of the University of Barcelona since 2018. Georgios Magkanas is currently carrying out his PhD thesis at the University of Barcelona. He holds a BSc degree in Chemistry from the University of Crete and an MSc degree in Diagnosis of the State of Preservation of the Historical Heritage from the Pablo de Olavide University. His most important publications deal with material analysis of manuscripts and the Influence of Aqueous Treatments in Manuscript Conservation.
Inés Acevedo Muñoz
Education and previous positions: General Certificate of Education in Science and Technology from IES Castellbisbal, Spain (2018). Currently in her last year of Chemistry Degree, University of Barcelona, Spain (2022).
Victoria Rabal is the director of the Paper Mill Museum of Capellades (Spain) since 1996, she is also artist and master papermaker and graduated in Fine Arts (Painting and Printing) at the University of Barcelona in 1981, and in Art history at the Autonomous University of Barcelona in 1981. Rabal studied in Urbino, Italy, improving her printmaking skills. She won a Grant for young artist from the Cultural Department of Spain in 1982. Rabal is Honor member of ACCA (Association of Art critic) since 1988 and holds a Paper Master Diploma of Catalan Government (2008). Rabal is also a founding member of IAPMA (International Association of Papermakers and Artists).
In 1984 she organized the first workshop at the museum. Over the years she has invited many important artist and papermakers to lead these courses: Laurence Barker, Elaine Korestky, Mina Takahashi, Gail Deery, John Gerard, Anne Vilsbøll, John Gerard among others. She led workshops in hand papermaking and paper History in several universities and cultural centers in Spain, Japan, Ecuador and Brazil.
In recent years she collaborated in different paper projects and works with other artists as Miquel Barceló, Jaume Plensa, Perejaume, Eugènia Balcells, Amparo Sard and She has makes special paper for important chefs as Carme Ruscalleda, Ferran Adrià and Can Roca.
The Museum has organized the IPH congress in 2006 and was the leader of the European Program Raphael “The Watermark Route” (1999-2001)
Javier Jurado García
Javier Jurado García is a Ph. D. candidate at the Complutense University of Madrid. Master´s degree in Art research and Creation in 2021 and University degree of Fine Arts in 2020 by the Complutense University of Madrid. Member of the Hispanic Association of Paper Historians and the Spanish Society to Academic Excellence. It will be participated in two University Project: the project between artist and restaurators, currently under development and the project for the creation to the web and digital content for the Cabinet of Prints at the Faculty of Fine Arts from Complutense University in the 2021. Previously at this project, worked for two years in the Cabinet of Prints with two scholarships by the Ministry of Education and Professional Training to Spain and the Complutense University, developing in the actuality his doctoral thesis about this collection. It participated in Course of highlights institutions, for example: The Summer School to 2021 at the Prado Museum, Conservating the paper, protect our memory by the Institute of Cultural Heritage to Spain or Open Heritage: Investigation and society by the International University Menéndez Pelayo and the Superior Council of Scientific Investigations (CSIC). For other part, He has given numerous conferences and workshops for the development of graphic art.
Núria Ferrer Felis
Núria Ferrer Felis is retired since September 2021. Before that Núria Ferrer Felis was an associated professor at the Department of Chemical Engineering of the Polytechnic University of Catalonia (1982-1988) and Head of Molecular Spectroscopy at the Scientific Technical Centre of the University of Barcelona. (1988-2021) Núria Ferrer Felis holds a BSc. in Chemistry from the University of Barcelona, 1982, a PhD diploma in Analytical Chemistry from the University of Barcelona, 1987 and a Master degree in Environmental Chemistry. Polytechnical University of Catalonia1983
Núria Ferrer Felis publications and research projects are about comparative appraisal of Raman band ratioing and chemometric analysis for classification of ancient papyri.
Jordi Bernadet Munné
Jordi Bernadet Munné is a paper master at the Museum Paper Mill of Capellades since 2012. He is the person in charge for the museum paper mill production. His previous professional background in paper factories were Papelera del Besos (1995-2012) and Industrias Batlle (1974-1994)
M. Carme Sistach
M. Carme Sistach is retired since October 2018. She actually acts as a consultor into the research team at the Analytical Chemistry Department of the University of Barcelona, involved in Cultural Heritage research projects. M. Carme Sistach holds a BSc Chemistry Degree from the University of Barcelona, Spain, 1977. And had the position of a Chemist in the Restoration Laboratory, Archive of the Crown of Aragon in Barcelona, Spain. Her publications and projects focused on analysis of material of cultural heritage items, in particular with ink corrosion. She is an active Member of ICOM since 1993; IPH since 1999; AHHP since 1996.
Enrico Pigorsch is a project manager at Papiertechnische Stiftung (PTS), department of Material Testing & Analytics since 2005, he is an expert for forensic paper analysis. Pigorsch studied chemistry (1983-1988) and received his PhD diploma in 1992 from Technische Universität Dresden (TUD), Germany, between 1992 and 1994 he had a Postdoc position at Laboratoire de Spectrochimie Infrarouge et Raman (LASIR) at University of Lille, France and between 1993 and 2003 he worked at the Institute of Polymer Research (IPF), Dresden, Germany
Hanna Obenaus studies process engineering and natural materials technology at Technische Universität Dresden (TUD), Germany since 2018.
Moshe Rosenfeld is the Chief bibliographer, Institute for Computerized Bibliography of the Hebrew Book, Jerusalem, Israel since 2020. Rosenfeld graduated in 1980 with a B.A in Jewish History and Talmud from Bar-Ilan University, Ramat Gan, Israel. From 1980 to 1983 he worked as high school principal in Rehovot, Israel. In the years 1988-1989, he attended the School of Library Science at Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel. In 1990 he founded together with the late Yishayahu Vinograd, the Institute for Computerized Bibliography of the Hebrew Book in Jerusalem, Israel. Rosenfeld acted there as Principal Partner until the death of Vinograd, when he took over as chief bibliographer. Rosenfeld created with Vinograd in 1994 the Computerized Thesaurus of the Hebrew Book. Rosenfeld published in 1990 “Antique and rare, a guide to and catalog of antique and rare Hebrew books”, Alon Shvut, in Hebrew. Rosenfeld published in 1992 “Hebrew typography from its origin to 1948”, Jerusalem, in Hebrew. This was a significant extension of the seminal “A Gazetteer of Hebrew printing” by Aron Freimann. Rosenfeld was the editor of a Festschrift in honor of the 80th birthday of Yishayahu Vinograd (2013).
Eyal Naimy is the Founder & CEO, Axicon Technologies A.N. Ltd, an R&D hi-tech Company, Bet-Shemesh, Israel. The institute was founded in 2020. Naimy graduated in 2000 with a B.Sc & Engineering degree in Applied Physics Electro-Optics from Lev Academic Center, Jerusalem, Israel. Naimy invented and wrote several patents in fields of Algorithms & Electro-Optics. Naimy has over 20 successful years in several lead roles in multiple hi-tech companies. In the years 2007-2012, he served as director of a research group developing algorithms for early detection of breast cancer, Airport-city, Israel. In the years 2015-2021, he developed some advanced Optical Character Recognition (OCR) systems.
Elyakim Kassel is an investigator at the Institute for Computerized Bibliography of the Hebrew Book, Jerusalem, Israel since 2004. Kassel graduated in 1991 with a Ph.D. in Physics from the University of Illinois at Chicago. Subsequently he held various positions in the semiconductor industry. In 2004 he joined the Institute for Computerized Bibliography of the Hebrew Book as investigator. He brought to the Institute a unique combination of scientific analytical mind, broad historical knowledge and strong European language skills. An example of this combination can be found in Kassel’s (unpublished) analysis and identification in 2006 of a Yiddish manuscript of the translation of “De Humani Corporis Fabrica” by Andreas Vesal. From 1996 onwards, Kassel published, as an unaffiliated researcher, papers mostly dealing with Jewish genealogy. It is worth noting two contributions touching the world of Hebrew books: “La mémoire du Peuple du Livre” in Revue du Cercle de Généalogie Juive, Paris, Tome 13, No 50, p.6. “Family tree hidden in a list of books “, talk given at the 2012 international conference of Jewish Genealogy in Paris.
Kazuyuki Enami is Professor Emeritus at the Ryukoku University, Kyoto, Japan. He is a researcher of The Digital Archives Research Centre of Ryukoku University. Between 1965 and 1990 Enami was an Assistant Professor and an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Engineering of Osaka University. In 1978 he received a degree of Doctor of Engineering on Metallurgy from the Osaka University; between 1979 and1980 he was a visiting scholar of The Institute of Metals, Academy of Sciences of Soviet Union, Moscow and The Institute of Metal Physics, Ukrainian Academy of Sciences, Kiev, under the Agreement of the Program: Interexchange of Scholars between Japan and Soviet Union; between 1990 and 2008 K. Enami was an associate Professor, Professor of Faculty of Science and Engineering, Ryukoku University (Kyoto Japan), and in 2000 he organized the Digital Archives Research Centre, Ryukoku University, with Professor OKADA Yoshihiro. In 2008 he retired Ryukoku University, and Professor Emeritus of Ryukoku University and since 2000 he is a member of the International Dunhuang Project and since 2010 a member of IPH.
Yoshihiro Okada is a Professor at the Faculty of Advanced Science and Technology at Ryukoku University, Kyoto, Japan. In 1988 Yoshihiro Okada received a degree of Doctor of Engineering fromKyoto University. Between 1988 and1989 he was a lecturer at Institute of Science and Engineering, Ryukoku University. Between 1989 and 1993 Yoshihiro Okada was a lecturer at the Department of Electronic Information, Faculty of Science and Engineering, Ryukoku University (kyoto Japan). Between 1993 and 1995 he was an Associate Professor at Department of Electronic Information, Faculty of Science and Engineering, Ryukoku University. Between 1995 and 2003 Yoshihiro Okada was a professor at the Department of Electronic Information at the Faculty of Science and Engineering, Ryukoku University. In 2000 he established The Digital Archives Research Centre of Ryukoku University. Between 2000 and 2020 he was the head of The Digital Archives Research Centre of Ryukoku University and since Z003 Yoshihiro Okada is a professor at the Department of Informatic media, Faculty of Advanced Science and Technology, Ryukoku University. Since 2000 he is also a member of the International Dunhuang Project.
Satoru Sato is a professor at Jissen Women’s University, Tokyo, Japan. Satoru Sato Finished Graduate School of Tokyo University, Doctor’s Course, Japanese Literature in 1985. Between 1985 and 1990 Satoru Sato was a full-time lecturer at the Department of Japanese Literature Jissen Women’s University. Between 1990 and 1995 Satoru Sato was an Associate Professor and since 1995 Satoru Sato is a professor. Satoru Sato is also an Associate Professor since 2004 and organized the Eiri-bon Workshop , with Professor Nakatani Nobuo Kansai University.
Xiaojie Xu is a research fellow at Toyo Bunko since April 2018 and a part-time lecture at Seijo University since April 2016. Xiaojie Xu holds a PhD diploma from the Philosophy, Kobe University, Kobe, Japan, 2007, an MA from the Arts in Social Sciences, Kobe University, Kobe, Japan, 2003, was a Senior Researcher at Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall between 2009 and 2014, a Collaborative Researcher at the Institute for Research in Humanities, Kyoto University between 2012 and 2015 and a Junior Research Fellow at Toyo Bunko between 2015 and 2018. Most relevant projects were: Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research(Project Number 19K00948) 2019-2021and “Elucidating the material foundation of the knowledge revolution in the West: Analysis of paper of European books during the 16th-18th century”
Francesca Carnazzi (Borgosesia, 1995) is a PhD student in “Filologia, Letteratura e Scienze dello Spettacolo” at the Università degli Studi di Verona, in co-tutorship with the Université Sorbonne Nouvelle (Etudes Italiennes et Roumaines). In 2020, she obtained her master’s degree in “Filologia Moderna” at the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore di Milano with a thesis in Philology of Italian Literature (grade: 110/110 cum laude). For her research project, she is studying the 15th century codices of the Biblioteca Capitolare di Verona, for a codicological, philological and historical investigation, with particular attention to humanistic miscellanies.
Alesson Ramon Rota
Alesson Ramon Rota is currently a PhD student in History at Universidade Estadual de Campinas, UNICAMP, Campinas, Brasil with FAPESP scholarship. In the last two years he has worked on the implementation of the Digital Humanities Center at the same university. In 2018 was Master's degree in History at Unicamp. with Cnpq scholarship. In 2016 was graduated em História at FURG with scholarship Cnpq and did exchange at Coimbra University, where he developed research at the Center of 20th Century Interdisciplinary Studies, with scholarship Santander.
Most relevant projects are 2021 – Currently: He develops research and analysis tools to the project Writing history and computing: the theory of history and the history of historiography from the perspective of digital humanities, and, Intellectual network and Pan-Americanism: relations between politics and the writing of history in the Southern Cone to Unicamp. 2021: Created the prototypes of the dashboards for the Public Archive of the State of São Paulo 2019-2021 he participated in the instructional design for the creation of the Digitai Humanities Center at Unicamp. He received the national award for best monograph defended between the years 2013 to 2016, offered by the Brazilian Society for the History of Historiography. He graduated with the best grade point average in his class. He is a member of the History and Political Languages Nucleus: Reason, Feelings and Sensitivities, which has existed since 1991.
Maria Stieglecker is historian and obtained her PhD at the University of Vienna in 2003, she also graduated at the Austrian Institute of Historical Research in auxiliary historical disciplines in 1995. She is member and delegate for Austria of the International Association of Paper Historians. Since 1996 Maria Stieglecker has the position of a senior researcher at the Austrian Academy of Sciences, Institute for Medieval Studies, Division Palaeography and Codicology. The department is dedicated to the research on the medieval manuscripts hosted by Austrian libraries and collections (see manuscripta.at). The main research field of Maria Stieglecker is the expertise on the paper manuscripts by analyzing the watermarks. She’s responsible for the project Watermarks of the Middle Ages and the open access database WZMA. This system was developed in cooperation with the Russian Academy of Sciences/Moskow, went online as one of the first watermark databases in 1999 and was adopted by the German Watermark Information System (including the Piccard collection). Maria Stieglecker took and takes part in several national and international projects on watermarks like 2001-2004 A Distributed Database and Processing System for Watermarks (funded by the EC Program INTAS) 2006-2009 Bernstein – The memory of paper (funded by the EC Program cContentplus) 2010-2014 WZIS – Wasserzeichen-Informationssystem (funded by DFG – German Research Foundation) 2011-2014 Disclosure of the medieval manuscripts of the monastery library of Neustift and in the seminary library in Brixen (promoted by the Autonomous Province of Bolzano - South Tyrol, Promotion of Educational Policies, University and Research Department) and is co-organizer of watermark conferences like 2017 4th International Conference on Watermarks in Digital Collections, Vienna/Austria 2019 5th International Conference on Watermarks in Digital Collections, Cork/Ireland