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Sixth Papyrus Curatorial and Conservation Meeting

The Papyrus meeting has been postponed from 2021 to 2022 due to the Corona pandemic. New date 2324. June 2022.

The two-day symposium is open to museum professionals and scholars working in the field of conservation and the curation of papyrus collections.

Participation is free of charge. Places are limited.

In addition to the exciting lecture series, the programme includes behind-the-scenes access to highlights from the papyrus collections of the Leipzig University Library.

Dear Colleagues,

The University Library Leipzig is delighted to host the Sixth Papyrus Curatorial and Conservation Meeting.

The two-day meeting will take place on 23–24 June 2022 at the University Library Leipzig, Beethovenstr. 6, 04107 Leipzig, Germany.

We are now inviting proposals for individual papers of 20 minutes or short communications of 10 minutes on subjects related to:

  • Cataloguing
  • Conservation and Preservation
  • Digitisation and Access
  • Funding Opportunities
  • Ongoing and Completed Projects
  • Research

Submissions should include a title, summary (max 100 words) and bio (max 50 words).

Please submit your proposals by email to by 15 March 2022.

Successful submissions will be announced as soon as possible with a full programme to follow. A highlight of the meeting will be the presentation of the Coptic Gospel of Markus/Markusevangelium.

We look forward to welcoming everyone to Leipzig.

Jörg Graf
Head of Conservationdepartment
Dr. Almuth Märker
Curator of the Papyrus Collection
Phone: +49 3419730574Phone: +49 34197822

Universitätsbibliothek Leipzig
Beethovenstr. 6
04107 Leipzig

You can find the current program here.  

Please use the settings below to connect to the wifi. After a successful connection, please open a browser (Internet Explorer, Firefox, etc.) on your laptop/device to access the portal page. There, select "Sixth Papyrus Curatorial and Conservation Meeting", enter the corresponding password and accept the terms of use in order to activate the device. Activation only needs to be carried out once a day for each device.

  • Wireless network name: eduinfo
  • Event name: Sixth Papyrus Curatorial and Conservation Meeting
  • Access password: you will receive it on site

The following hotel is conveniently located:

Hotel Michaelis GmbH 
Paul-Gruner-Straße 44
04107 Leipzig

If you would like to attend the Papyrusmeeting, please email at

Sponsors are Zentrum für Bucherhaltung GmbH (Leipzig) and SCHOTT Technical Glass Solutions GmbH (Jena).