The ink corrosion website

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This website presents information on iron gall ink; its importance in (art)history; and its slow, self-destructing properties known as iron gall ink corrosion. The latter is a major threat to our cultural heritage and of concern to people throughout the world. This site was developed to inform collection keepers, conservators, scientists and any other interested parties of ongoing research on all aspects of iron gall ink corrosion.

Please read the introduction for a comprehensive overview of all subject matter covered in this website. For a quick overview of the site, go to the site map. This site will be updated on a regular basis. The addition of new research and up-to-date information to the site will be announced in relevant discussion lists.

This site is generously hosted by the European Commission on Preservation and Access in Amsterdam. It was created in collaboration with the Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen in Rotterdam and The Netherlands Institute for Cultural Heritage in Amsterdam. Contributions have come from The Netherlands State Archives in The Hague, the Teyler Museum in Haarlem, Thompson Conservation Laboratory in Portland, Oregon, The Netherlands Organization for Applied Scientific Research (TNO) in Delft, Shell Research & Technology Centre, Amsterdam, de Koninklijke Bibliotheek (the National Library of The Netherlands) in The Hague, and the Municipal Archives in Rotterdam.


For feedback and/or comments please contact Elmer Eusman or Birgit Rei▀land