Mission Statement

SIGILLVM is an international organization to support interest in, and the study of  seals, both the impressions that authenticated documents and the dies from which they were made.

Its objectives are to:

  • Encourage and disseminate best practice in technical and scientific research related to seals and sealed documents (archival use and storage, conservation, teaching and research)
  • Promote research, teaching and publications related to all types of seals and sealed documents in all contexts (archives, museums, archaeological services, universities, schools, and private collections)
  • Encourage the use of seal and seal matrices in the study, teaching and writing of history (of all kinds, including social history and art history), archaeology, palaeography, archival studies, and other allied subjects.