ICRCPAL Conference, Rome 21-22 June 2016
A Seminar on ‘ La via della carta tra Oriente e Occidente. Produzione, restauro e conservazione: presente e passato a confronto’ (The Paper Routes between East and West. Production, restoration and conservation: Confrontation between past and present) will be held on Tuesday 21st and Wednesday 22nd June 2016 in Rome - in Via Milano, - at the headquarters of ‘Istituto Centrale per il Restauro e la Conservazione del Patrimonio Archivistico e Librario (ICRCPAL) (Central Institute for Restoration and Conservation of Archive Heritage) . The leitmotiv of the seminar, which is aimed at focusing the attention to the topic of paper and relating issues, the core research activities of ICRCPAL, will be the comparison between paper manufacturing in the past and present, both in the West and the East, and the issues connected with the restoration and conservation of these products, either ancient or modern. ‘Fondazione G. Fedrigoni ISTOCARTA’ was invited by Dr. Maria Letizia Sebastiani, newly appointed Director of ICRCPAL, to bring its contribution relating to the historical paper heritage of invaluable worth, under the custody of the Foundation, inherited by the ancient Cartiere Miliani, as a tangible proof of paper manufacturing in the west in the modern age. Mrs. Livia Faggioni, Co-ordinator of ISTOCARTA, will deliver a speech on ‘La “forma” nella storia della carta occidentale (The “Mould” in the history of paper in the West): western paper narrated through the “mould” , a tool that has allowed paper production over the centuries and still today . Special emphasis shall be placed on the 2.300 moulds preserved, which are presently being catalogued.