The Iron Gall Ink Website

Research: IGI Degradation

  • Fading of Iron Gall Ink on Parchment (2003)
    Australia: research conducted by Dudley Creagh, University of Canberra, Australia, Alana Lee, University of Canberra, Australia and Caroline Whitley, National Archives of Australia


  • InkCor - Non-aqueous stabilisation of iron gall ink containing paper (2002-2005)

Europe: research project supported by the European Commission under the Fifth Framework Programme and contributing to the implementation of the Key Action The City of Tomorrow and Culture Heritage within the Energy, Environment and Sustainable Development.


  • FTIR-techniques applied to iron gall inked damaged paper (2000)) 

France: research conducted by Remazeilles Céline, Quillet Véronique, Bernard Jacky Lemma, Université de La Rochelle, avenue Marillac, 17042 La Rochelle Cedex


  • Condition-rating system for ink corroded papers (1999)

Research conducted by Birgit Reißland at the Netherlands Institute for Cultural Heritage.


  • A study on the effects of iron and copper on the degradation of paper and evaluation of different conservation treatments (1991)
    Henk J. Porck, Koninklijke Bibliotheek, The Hague and W. Castelijns, Municipal Archive, Rotterdam