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).


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In the objectives of Foundation Restoration and Education it says:

"To develop, test and implement teaching materials and didactic work forms for the middle and high vocational education in the field of restoring books and paper."

The foundation tries to transform existing knowledge and experience regarding the restoration and conservation of books and paper and achival materials into usable and versatile teaching modules. The modules are (as the word says) modular in nature. That means that within the vocational education these modules can be used at will. The scope and depth can vary per module depending on the situation in which the modules are offered. The internet, of course, plays an important role in the transfer of knowledge.

Possible teaching modules

General Bookbinding Techniques
  • Folding
  • Book formats
  • Sewing
  • Glueing
  • Cutting bookblock
  • Case binding
Restoration Techniques
  • Restoration book wooden boards
  • Restoration book cardboard boards
  • Restoration leather bindings
  • Restoration parchment bindings
  • Restoration cloth bindings
  • Restoration paper
  • Material science glue
  • Material science leather
  • Material science paper
  • Material science parchment
General Knowledge
  • Damage Assessment
  • Object analysis and description
  • Restoration ethics
  • Reversibility
  • Conservation passive and active
  • Storage conditions
Qui bene distinguit, bene docet
He who distinguishes well, teaches well