Ligatus has undertaken a condition survey of the manuscript collection at St. Catherine's, one of the most detailed surveys ever undertaken on such material. The project resulted in the St. Catherine's manuscript database.
Description of the work undertaken in Cell31A for detaching Arabic manuscript leaves by Jane McAusland, Maria Kalligerou and Nicholas Pickwoad.
During the condition assessment of a manuscript, a number of photographs are taken to record key elements of the binding structure. These include the inside and outside of the boards, the spine and foredge and the head and tail of the book. In certain cases of unusual or complex elements, detail photographs are also taken.
Ligatus is offering expertise in the development of the plans for the renovation of the library building at the Monastery.
Information about the library packing