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Patricia Engel

University for Continuing Education Krems, Department fuer Bauen und Umwelt, Zentrum fuer Kulturgueterschutz, European Research Centre for Book and Paper Conservation-Restoration
Researcher
Krems, Lower Austria, Austria
Patricia Engel holds magister, doctorate and habilitation degrees in conservation-restoration of cultural heritage of the universities of Fine Art in Vienna and Warsaw. She worked as assistant professor in Hildesheim HAWK, Germany and from 2010 on is heading the European Research Centre for Book and Paper Conservation-Restoration affiliated to ZKGS/DBU/University for continuing Education, Krems, Austria. Her focus is on key questions in written heritage conservation. She initiated and lead international projects (Getty, EU, FFG) on mould, paper-deacidification and ink corrosion. She also attempts to identify alteration in historical material by wrong conservation measures and ways to avoid them. She installed a new university chair for continuing education on interdisciplinary methods of written heritage conservation.