In cooperation with the Bulgarian institute SCAS and several other European partners (Alinari from Italy, the Karl-Franzens-Universität from Austria, the European Research Centre for Book and Paper Conservation-Restoration in Austria and the Central Library of Bulgarian Academy of Sciences) a grant is given to realise  a project (BBinding)  which develops course material for the vocational training in the field of preservation of books and paper, photos and archives; this all in the framework of the LLP Project (LeonardoDaVinci-Transfer Of Innovation).

Johan Rijken

Johan Rijken has a 13 year experience as a self employed restorer of books and art objects. In this quality he worked together with Knops Boekrestauratie and performed restoration work on the book collection of the Maritime Museum in Rotterdam.

Trained as a goldsmith (Stadsacademie Maastricht)  Johan teaches at the Higher Vocational Education the course 'Edelsmeden' at the Academie voor Beeldende Kunsten in Maastricht and is therefore developing lessons and course materials; both theoretical as practical.

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