Prof. Nicholas Pickwoad trained with Roger Powell and ran his own workshop from 1977 to 1989. He has been Advisor on Book Conservation to the National Trust of Great Britain from 1978, and was editor of volumes 8-13 or The Paper Conservator. He taught book conservation at Columbia University Library School in New York from 1989 to 1992 and was Chief Conservator in the Harvard University Library from 1992 to 1995. He is now project leader of the Saint Catherine's Library Conservation Project based at the University of the Arts, London/Camberwell College of Arts. He also teaches courses in both Europe and America on the history of European bookbinding.
Dr Georgios Boudalis has studied conservation of books at the Technological Educational Institute (TEI) of Athens. He has been an intern in Educational Institute of the National Bank of Greece (MIET) in Athens and the Istituto Centrale di Patologia del Libro (ICPL) in Rome and has completed his PhD at Camberwell College of Arts on the typology of Byzantine and post-Byzantine bookbinding. He has been working in book conservation for the last 9 years, three of which on the conservation of manuscripts from the libraries of Mount Athos. He has been a team leader in various assessment trips in Sinai in the context of the St Catherine’s Library Project and he is currently working as a book conservator in the Museum of Byzantine Culture in Thessaloniki.
Dr Athanasios Velios has studied archaeological conservation at the Technological Educational Institute (TEI) of Athens. He completed his PhD at the Royal College of Arts in London on Computer Application to Conservation. He has been working in digital documentation in conservation for the past 8 years. He has been a lecturer of digital documentation methods in the TEI of Athens. Since 2003 he has been working at the University of the Arts, London/Camberwell College of Arts as a Research Fellow for the Saint Catherine's Library Conservation Project mainly on the digital documentation of Byzantine bookbindings.