Sixth Papyrus Curatorial and Conservation Meeting

The Meeting will be postponed to 2022. The new date will be announced in good time.

The two-day symposium is open to museum professionals and scholars working in the field of conservation and the curation of papyrus collections. 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 24–25 June 2021 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 2021.

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

From 23–26 June, 2021 a block of rooms has been set aside at the following hotels

Hotel Michaelis GmbH
Paul-Gruner-Straße 44
04107 Leipzig

Motel One Leipzig-Post
Grimmaischer Steinweg 1
04103 Leipzig

Supported as a part of the pilot project "Prävention lohnt".