Vision and Strategy for Research

We, as Europeans, are all responsible for our cultural heritage, and European conservators are the professionals in charge of, preserving our common European cultural heritage.


There are many unsolved and pressing problems in book and paper conservation.


The research possibilities are too limited still to really find solutions in time – materials are decaying faster then we can react.


More input into research in book and paper conservation is needed in all respects.


As this is a common European problem it makes sense to bring together all European resources to solve the problems.


This collaborative approach would help us avoid competition, duplicated research and waste of resources; and focus on finding the much-needed solutions.