Increasing awareness for the protection of archival material, books and works of art on paper: tools and opportunities in a new framework.

  • Banou, P. (Speaker)
  • Angeliki Stassinou (Speaker)

Activity: Talk or presentationOral presentation

Description

In the last decade, archives, and libraries in Greece, developed strategies to attract scholars, researchers, and also public to access their collections, both in person and digitally. These included several activities, such as exhibitions, lectures, and seminars, that allowed raising the issue of the protection of written heritage and discussing the disastrous effects of inappropriate or uncontrollable conditions of storage or display as well as the threats of climate change. Through this interaction with the public, but also with the professionals working in the same field, it became clear that the role and the aim of the work of the conservator are ambiguous, while the detrimental effect of various uneducated interventions was not considered. Finally, the development of digital technologies provided new valuable communication tools to increase public awareness of the protection of written heritage and discuss the input of professional and educated conservation to the protection of cultural heritage.
Period3 Nov 2023
Event titleERC 2024. Written heritage: new challenges and perspectives
Event typeConference
Degree of RecognitionInternational