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Graphic Documents Working Group
Triennial Programme 2017-2020

Working Group Activities and Projects 2017–2020:

Specific themes for investigation/ideas

  • Application of existing micro-fading tester devices as a tool to evaluate the impact of light in exhibitions with respect to objects relevant to the Working Group
  • Encourage the development of simple analytical techniques to be used in every-day practice of conservators, e.g. non-bleeding colour indicators to detect detrimental residuals/ additives in objects relevant to the Working Group
  • Share experiences on the impact of digitisation for the conservation of objects relevant to the Working Group, e.g. organization of the work-flow, but also damage prevention especially with 3D objects such as books
  • Emphasize scientific research relevant to materials represented in the Graphic Documents Working Group
  • Conservation case studies that have the potential to inspire novel approaches and techniques in practical work



  • Plan, organize and execute a Working Group Interim Meeting in Europe by end of 2018/ beginning of 2019
  • Contribute to the Triennial Conference in Beijing in 2020 with a scientific program


  • Maintain network activities by newsletters with the aim to keep current members up-to-date by sharing interesting links and highlighting new publications relevant to the Working Group
  • Encourage cooperation with the ICOM-CC Leather and Related Materials, Documentation, and Scientific Research Working Groups, as well as the other ICOM-CC Working Groups by asking members to sign up for several Working Groups to stay informed.
  • Encourage Working Group members to publish their research as ICOM-CC contributions: 1) ICOM-CC Triennial Conference Preprints, 2) ICOM-CC Working Group Interim Meeting publications 3) ICOM-CC Working Group newsletters


  • Represent activities related to graphic documents, archival and library materials in its broad variety of materials and shapes.
  • Develop strategies on how to engage readers and users in research through initiates such as citizen science and crowd sourcing
  • Develop strategy to enrol emerging professionals in Working Group activities


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