Paper, like all other cultural heritage materials, degrades over time, but conservation slows down the rate of its deterioration There is a long history of cooperation between microbiologists and conservators of libraries and archival materials, but current approaches addressing paper deterioration need urgent reassessment to take full advantage of modern microbiological methodologies The present article discusses what we believe are the current priority research areas in assessing microbial risk to paper heritage, and reports studies on a 13th century Italian manuscript and on Leonardo da Vinci's Atlantic Codex which illustrate the problems and challenges encountered when dealing with microbial investigations of paper artworks The potential of using a more advanced microbiological approach is highlighted

Scripta manent? Assessing microbial risk to paper heritage / Francesca, Cappitelli; Giovanna, Pasquariello; Tarsitani, Gianfranco; Claudia, Sorlini. - In: TRENDS IN MICROBIOLOGY. - ISSN 0966-842X. - 18:12(2010), pp. 538-542. [10.1016/j.tim.2010.09.004]

Scripta manent? Assessing microbial risk to paper heritage

TARSITANI, Gianfranco;
2010

Abstract

Paper, like all other cultural heritage materials, degrades over time, but conservation slows down the rate of its deterioration There is a long history of cooperation between microbiologists and conservators of libraries and archival materials, but current approaches addressing paper deterioration need urgent reassessment to take full advantage of modern microbiological methodologies The present article discusses what we believe are the current priority research areas in assessing microbial risk to paper heritage, and reports studies on a 13th century Italian manuscript and on Leonardo da Vinci's Atlantic Codex which illustrate the problems and challenges encountered when dealing with microbial investigations of paper artworks The potential of using a more advanced microbiological approach is highlighted
2010
01 Pubblicazione su rivista::01a Articolo in rivista
Scripta manent? Assessing microbial risk to paper heritage / Francesca, Cappitelli; Giovanna, Pasquariello; Tarsitani, Gianfranco; Claudia, Sorlini. - In: TRENDS IN MICROBIOLOGY. - ISSN 0966-842X. - 18:12(2010), pp. 538-542. [10.1016/j.tim.2010.09.004]
File allegati a questo prodotto
Non ci sono file associati a questo prodotto.

I documenti in IRIS sono protetti da copyright e tutti i diritti sono riservati, salvo diversa indicazione.

Utilizza questo identificativo per citare o creare un link a questo documento: https://hdl.handle.net/11573/39168
 Attenzione

Attenzione! I dati visualizzati non sono stati sottoposti a validazione da parte dell'ateneo

Citazioni
  • ???jsp.display-item.citation.pmc??? 9
  • Scopus 45
  • ???jsp.display-item.citation.isi??? 40
social impact