Identification of European Paper


you only see what you know

4th – 8th June 2012, Horn

Lecturer: Dipl. Ing. Gangolf Ulbricht

This course is designed for librarians, archivists, antiquars, bookbinders, conservators, anyone else, who is interested in the topic.

The course is comprised of a theoretical and a practical training.

Historic raw material and traditional techniques will give the starting topic to this course. Then paper samples are made. Thus knowledge about paper is gained and material for comparing is created. This step by step approach enables the participants to understanding the material and “read” the paper with simple methods. Sound, stiffness, mould-structure, paper structure, water marks and so on can supply us with valuable information concerning age and conservators decision making but also enable us to identify exceptions in paper production. Machine-made papers and special papers will be also dealt with. Films and a collection of samples support the oral lectures.

The course is restricted to 8 participants. Course languages: English and German (Kurs auf Deutsch und Englisch)


1980-1983 Paper Makers school

1983-1988 Technical University Dresden, Pulp- and Paper Techniques

1989 Researcher (ZP Heidenau/Dresden)

Since 1992 own workshop for Paper in Berlin

1992 Moulin du Verger, France – studies

1998 12 months studies in Japan

Ulbricht is lecturer in various universities in Germany, Austria, Italy.

The course fee is 700.00 Euros plus 10% VAT, 600.00 Euros plus 10% VAT forfriends of the ERC. Accomodation in the Renaissance building of the school for four nights is included in the price. The single-occupancy rooms include a double-bed, bathroom and toilet. The building houses a kitchen where participants can cook their own meals. A supermarket is across the street.

Numerous reknowned libraries and further sights of interest are located in Horn and its surroundings. Upon enrollment, additional information will be provided. Number of participants is limited to 8. »»» Registration


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