BPG Culturally Sensitive Treatment

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This page is an attempt to expand the Book and Paper Group Wiki to include tips and resources to make well-informed, culturally sensitive treatment decisions on book and paper collections. Further citations to useful articles or books, links to online resources, original content, images and pdfs, and conservation tips are welcome.

There are several pages on the AIC Wiki that contain overlapping, interrelated content. This page will focus on conservation ethics and the components of artifacts that should not be lost during treatment. Non-Western Bookbinding Structures and Their Conservation has a lot of information about binding structures from around the world. If a resource is useful in both pages, please include it in both or provide links back and forth. The AIC Wiki also has an overarching page on Conservation Ethics that may contain useful resources.

Wiki Contributors: Marieka Kaye, Katherine Kelly, María Helena Vargas, please add your name here

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Treatment of Religious Texts

The Parchment page section on "Ritual or Sacred Objects" discusses culturally sensitive treatment of Qur'ans (Korans) and Torahs.

Further Reading

Engelhardt, Richard A. and Pamela Rumball Rogers. 2009. Hoi An Protocols For Best Conservation Practice in Asia: Professional Guidelines for Assuring and Preserving the Authenticity of Heritage Sites in the Context of the Cultures of Asia. Bangkok: UNESCO Bangkok, Regional Unit for Culture in Asia and the Pacific. Accessed March 23, 2017.

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