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A project to create a reference tool for bookbinding terminology from the ninth to the nineteenth century with contributors from 19 European countries. The thesaurus is based on SKOS.

Dr Christopher Clarkson was a leading authority in the conservation of medieval manuscripts and the history of medieval bookbinding, who had taught many hundreds of students and conservators globally over the last 50 years. Since the 1960s he had accumulated a collection of approximately 30,000 colour slides, recording his work and research, few of which have been shown in public and none of which have been made publicly available.

Artivity is a project in partnership with Semiodesk which aims to produce a tool for capturing contextual data produced during the creative process of artists and designers while working on a computer.

The monastery of St. Catherine in Sinai, Egypt, holds a unique library collection. Ligatus is offering conservation support through the St. Catherine's Project.

The online archive of the artist John Latham structured using Creative Archiving principles based on Latham's ideas.

Other Ligatus projects include:

A complete list of Ligatus projects can be found here.

Research: Ligatus has a number of research students working on bookbinding, conservation and digital documentation. Apply here.
MA: Ligatus contributes to the curriculum at MA level (MA conservation, Camberwell College of Arts).

Ligatus offers a range of services to museums and libraries including collection surveys, consultation on conservation treatments, digital documentation for conservation and research and development. Please contact us to discuss your project.