Colour degradation in medieval manuscripts

@inproceedings{Melo2016ColourDI,
  title={Colour degradation in medieval manuscripts},
  author={Maria Jo{\~a}o Melo and Rita Ara{\'u}jo and Rita Castro and Conceiç{\~a}o Casanova},
  year={2016}
}
Abstract Illuminated in word and in image, medieval codices are some of the most beautiful testimonies of our European past. Throughout our research, we observed numerous examples of colour materials degradation and, we thus discovered that their future preservation is threatened. In this work we describe the main pathologies found in Romanesque collections and calculate their extent for three major monastic collections, produced in Portuguese Romanesque scriptoria. The degradation patterns… CONTINUE READING

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