The storage of Old Books from Dragomirna Monastery. Aspects Regarding the Making of Manuscripts Corpus and the Conservation State Cover Image
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Depozitul de carte veche al Mănăstirii Dragomirna. Aspecte privind constituirea fondului de manuscrise și starea de conservare
The storage of Old Books from Dragomirna Monastery. Aspects Regarding the Making of Manuscripts Corpus and the Conservation State

Author(s): Angelica Ancuța Ștefan
Subject(s): Christian Theology and Religion, Museology & Heritage Studies, Scientific Life
Published by: Editura ACS
Keywords: old book; optimal storage conditions; aging process; harmful factors control; Dragomirna Monastery;

Summary/Abstract: Dragomirna Monastery was founded at the beginning of the 17th century by the metropolitan Anastasie Crimca and the boyars Luca and Simeon Stroici. Since the foundation of the monastery, under the guidance of Metropolitan Anastasie, Dragomirna housed a School of calligraphers and miniaturists. Alongside the few manuscripts illustrated with miniatures belonging to this scriptorium, which are exhibited in the museum, the monastery owns a collection of manuscripts in the old book storage (most of them originated from the churches and monasteries in Bucovina). The manuscripts collection from the 14th to 19th centuries is rich and valuable because of its contents and also its age. In order to preserve and perpetuate this documentary heritage for future generations, the hereby study considers the conservation state of the collection. The study presents some aspects regarding the making of the manuscripts corpus, the microclimate characteristics from inside the old book storage and some types of degradations encountered more frequently.

  • Issue Year: 1/2017
  • Issue No: 6
  • Page Range: 264-279
  • Page Count: 16
  • Language: Romanian