The Preservation and Conservation (PAC) Centre hosted at Qatar National Library presents the thurd event in the Watermarks Lecture Series: Determining the Age of Paper Between the Date of Manufacture and Use. 

Dmitry Likhachov believes that the maximum period that paper takes from the date of its manufacture until the period of scribing on it is 10 years, depending on the distance between the place where the paper was made (Italy, for example) and the place of scribing on it (Egypt, for example).

Charles-Moïse Briquet, however, calculated the period of use of paper and added five years, so that the maximum period of paper use is 15 years. Briquet studied this by counting the number of identical watermarks and counting the number of times they were used in plain paper and in large format paper between the 13th and 16th centuries AD.

Speaker: Fattouma bin Yahia, Head of Manuscripts and Rare Books Department, National Library of Algeria

The event will be conducted online via Microsoft Teams.

Date: 22 March 2021

Time: 4:00 – 5:00 PM

Language: Arabic

Target Audience: Manuscripts professionals, students and the general public

Seats are limited, please register online here