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