Abstract: Digitalization and preservation of the seals

Some exemples from the Archives of the Bohemian Crown

By Libuše Holakovská

Abstract to the lecture of Libuše Holakovská on 15th February 2016

The Archives of the Bohemian Crown is the most precious historical archival group in the Czech Republic. It was declared as a National Cultural Heritage. For this reason it is donated by special care concerning storage and all the manipulation.

At this time the digitising of the seals is running. During this activity there is always conservator of the National Archives assisting the photographer to guarantee save course of digitising. The conservator removes the charters from the cases of foil of the Melinex type in which there are storage and prepares them for photographing. At the same time the conservator checks the condition of all the seals and notices results into the form, which was created for this purpose. After digitising and descripting of seals by archivists, the conservator deposits the charters back into the melinex cases and the charters are put back to the safe. During the digitising the conservator also checks the value of temperature and humidity in the rooms in which the digitising and description take place.

Cooperation of archivists and conservators is very useful to ensure appropriate conditions and safety of charters and seals.

Beitragsbild: Foto National Archives Prague

Mgr. Libuše Holakovská is working as conservator of the National Archives in Prague

 


Redaktion

Univ.-Doz. Dr. Adelheid Krah ist Senior Lecturer am Institut für Geschichte der Universität Wien; sie forscht und lehrt als habilitierte Universitätsdozentin, SL, in den Bereichen Mittelalterliche Geschichte, eLearning, Geschichte Mittel/Zentraleuropas und Westeuropas. Sie arbeitete auch als Archivarin am Bayerischen Hauptstaatsarchiv in München, ist Fellow des DHI-Paris und im Vorstand von ICARUS.

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