28 December 2008

De Mayerne Programme (2006)


Title: Reporting Highlights of the De Mayerne Programme
Editors: Jaap J. Boon and Ester S.B. Ferreira
Publisher: Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO)
Year: 2006
Pages: 134
ISBN: 90-77875-14-X
Link: http://www.nwo.nl/... (PDF, 2.21 Mb)

Table of Contents:

The De Mayerne programme: breaking new grounds for art science and conservation in the 21st century, J. Wadum

Surrealism in science: the difference between analysis and analysis, J. Wouters

Processes inside paintings that affect the picture: chemical changes at, near and underneath the paint surface, J.J. Boon

Exploring the application of solid-state Nuclear Magnetic Resonance to the study of the deterioration of paintings, Michiel A. Verhoeven, L. Carlyle, J. Reedijk and J.G. Haasnoot

On metal soap related colour and transparency changes in a 19th C painting by Millais, Y. Shimadzu and K.J. van den Berg

Chemical Characterisation of thin intermediate layers: Case study of a sample from the 15th century painting The Descent from the Crossby Rogier van der Weyden, E.S.B. Ferreira, R. Morrison, K. Keune, and J.J. Boon

Historically Accurate Reconstructions of Oil Painters’ Materials: An overview of the Hart Project 2002-2005, L. Carlyle

Various approaches to van Gogh technical studies; common grounds? E. Hendriks, S. Constantin, B. Marino

Fading of red lake paints after vincent van Gogh – an interdisciplinary study involving three De Mayerne projects, K.J. van den Berg, A. Burnstock, L. Carlyle, M. Clarke, E. Hendriks, R. Hoppenbrouwers, J. Kirby and I. Lanfear

Multidisciplinary research on the paintings ensemble in the Oranjezaal of the Royal Palace Huis ten Bosch, A. van Grevenstein-Kruse

Recipe databases for historical oil painting materials: Winsor & Newton Archive, M. Clarke and L. Carlyle

21 December 2008

Caring for the public realm (2008)


Title: It's a Material World: Caring for the public realm
Authors: John Holden, Samuel Jones
Publisher: Demos
Year: 2008
ISBN: 978-1-906693-077
Website: http://www.demos.co.uk/...
Link: http://www.demos.co.uk/... (PDF, 2.34 Mb)

Description: What parts of our culture do we value and want to protect? This pamphlet explores the future of heritage conservation, and why to survive it must involve everyone. The choice of what things to conserve and how to conserve them simultaneously reflects and creates social value. This pamphlet demonstrates the social value of caring for the material world, and highlights the importance of conservation as being integral not only to the culture and heritage sector but also to social well-being.

Contents:
1 Caring for the material world
2 Conservation and its values
3 The UK conservation sector
4 Conservation under threat
5 The current contribution of conservation
6 A crisis for conservation education?
7 Conservation and the wider world
8 Projecting a spectrum of conservation
9 Building capital from interest
10 Conclusions and recommendations

16 December 2008

Developing Sustainable Practices in Preservation Environments (2007)

Title: From Gray Areas to Green Areas: Developing Sustainable Practices in Preservation Environments, Symposium Proceedings
Editor: Melissa Tedone
Venue: 1-2 November 2007, School of Information's Kilgarlin Center for Preservation of the Cultural Record at the University of Texas, Austin
Year: 2007
Website: www.ischool.utexas.edu/...

Table of contents:

What Will the Cultural Record Say About Us? The stewardship of culture and the mandate for environmental sustainability, Michael C. Henry (pdf, 37Kb)

Going Green in Museums: A Conservator's View, Paul Himmelstein and Barbara Appelbaum (pdf, 18Kb)

From Japanese Tradition: Is /Kura/ a Model for a Sustainable Preservation Environment?, Kazuko Hioki (pdf, 581Kb)

Sustainability Means Less is More, Joachim Huber (pdf, 54Kb)

Providing Safe and Practical Environments for Cultural Property in Historic Buildings...and Beyond, Richard L. Kerschner (pdf, 508Kb)

Sustainable Practices for Conservation Environments, William P. Lull (pdf, 47Kb)

Real and Relevant Green Building, Peter L. Pfeiffer (pdf, 38Kb)

Specifying Storage Environments in Libraries and Archives, James Reilly (pdf, 33Kb)

Pennsylvania's Rare Collections Library: Design Overview, Cornelius J. Rusnov (pdf, 48Kb)

From Institutional Mission to Sustainable Outcome:Cultivating Stewardship Through the Planning and Design Process, Laurie Zapalac (pdf, 897Kb)

09 December 2008

Export of Works of Art Report 2008

Title: 54th Report of the Reviewing Committee on the Export of Works of Art and Objects of Cultural Interest 2007-08
Year: 2008
Pages: 82
Website: http://www.mla.gov.uk/... or http://www.culture.gov.uk/...
Link: http://www.mla.gov.uk/... (PDF, 4.68 Mb) or http://www.culture.gov.uk/... (PDF, 0.98 Mb)

Description: On 8 December 2008, the 2007-08 annual report of the Reviewing Committee on the Export of Works of Art and Objects of Cultural Interest was published. Following recommendations by the Committee, temporary export bars were placed on sixteen items of cultural significance which came before the Committee between 1 May 2007 and 30 April 2008. Of these, eight items worth £1.4 million were purchased and will remain in the United Kingdom. Unfortunately, funds could not be raised for all items found to be of outstanding significance. Export licences were issued for seven items worth £12.8 million.

See also the previous reports:
2004-05 (PDF, 3.82 Mb)
2005-06 (PDF, 1.86 Mb)
2006-07 (PDF, 2.91 Mb)

06 December 2008

Audiovisual collections in Europe (2008)

Title: Tracking the reel world: A survey of audiovisual collections in Europe
Authors: Edwin Klijn and Yola de Lusenet
Publisher: TAPE (Training for Audiovisual Preservation in Europe)
Year: 2008
Pages: 168
ISBN: 978-90-6984-546-3
Website: http://www.tape-online.net/...
Link: http://www.tape-online.net/... (PDF, 2.45 Mb)

Description: 'Tracking the reel world' presents the results of a study on audiovisual collections undertaken in the framework of the TAPE project. Based on data collected from hundreds of organizations from all over Europe, most of them archives, libraries, museums (and research) institutes that hold audiovisual recordings as minority collections, this is the first extensive report on preservation and access of sound and moving image materials outside the broadcasting sector and large audiovisual archives.

Table of contents (short version):
1. Introduction
2. Survey population
3. Collections
4. Preservation
5. Digitization
6 Access and use
Appendix A. Calculating amounts of material
Survey factsheet
Selected websites

04 December 2008

conservación y restauración de pinturas (2005)

En Español!

Title/título: Introducción a la conservación y restauración de pinturas: Pintura sobre lienzo
Author/autor: Susana Martín Rey
Publisher/Editorial: Universidad Politécnica de Valencia
Year/año: 2005
Pages/pag.: 171
ISBN: 8497058682, 9788497058681
Link: http://books.google.es/...

Abstract/Resumen:
De los primeros "reparadores" de obras artísticas a la figura actual del profesional en conservación y restauración de Bienes Culturales, distan muchos años de experiencia y especialización en el tratamiento de las pinturas sobre lienzo. La estructura global del libro permite conocer a fondo lección a lección, cada uno de los estratos que componen las pinturas con soporte textil. Se estudian cada una de estas partes tanto de una forma técnica como desde el punto de vista conservativo, conociendo sus posibles patologías y factores de deterioro. Igualmente se realiza una revisión histórica de la evolución ideológica y metodológica que ha ido sufriendo la intervención de las obras sobre lienzo, ya que resulta muy importante conocer la evolución de los tratamientos restaurativos y conservativos iniciales, para comprender el por qué de los materiales y métodos empleados en la actualidad.

Table of contents/Índice:

I. La restauración de Obras Artísticas: Metodología y Principios Básicos
I.1. Evolución histórica de la intervención de las pinturas sobre lienzo
I.2. Princípios fundamentales en la intervención de obras artísticas con soporte textil

II. Morfología de las Obras sobre Lienzo
II.1. Evolución histórica de las obras sobre lienzo
II.2. Agentes de deterioro y diagnósticos de intervención
II.3. El lienzo: Morfología
II.3.1. El barniz y la pelicula pictórica
II.3.2. La capa de preparación
II.3.3. EL soporte textil
II.3.4. El bastidor

III. Bibliografía

IV. Apéndice Documental: Lecciones Magistrales
IV.1. Alteraciones de la capa pictórica: grietas, craquelados y cazoletas
IV.2. Cuestiones en torno a la reposición de faltantes en pinturas sobre lienzo

01 December 2008

Overview of Earthen Architecture Conservation (2008)


Title: Terra Literature Review: An Overview of Earthen Architecture Conservation
Editors: Erica Avrami, Hubert Guillaud, and Mary Hardy
Publisher: The Getty Conservation Institute
Year: 2008.
Pages: 174
Link: http://www.getty.edu/... (PDF, 1.7 Mb)

Table of contents:

Understanding Earthen Building Materials
Clay Minerals, Bruce Velde
Geology of Clays and Earthen Materials, Bruce Velde
Formation of Earthen Materials, Bruce Velde
Characterization of Earthen Materials, Hubert Guillaud

Assessing Earthen Architecture
Recording and Documentation of Earthen Architecture, Claudia N. Cancino
Deterioration and Pathology of Earthen Architecture, Leslie Rainer
Moisture Monitoring in Earthen Structures Brian, V. Ridout
Earthen Structures: Assessing Seismic Damage, Performance, and Interventions, Frederick A. Webster

Conserving Earthen Heritage
Conservation of Earthen Archaeological Sites, Anne Oliver
Modified Earthen Materials, Anne Oliver
Conservation of Nondecorated Earthen Materials, Anne Oliver
Conservation of Decorated Earthen Surfaces, Leslie Rainer
Wall-Inhabiting Organisms and Their Control in Earthen Structures, Brian V. Ridout

30 November 2008

Inside the Camera Obscura – Optics and Art under the Spell of the Projected Image (2007)


Title: Inside the Camera Obscura – Optics and Art under the Spell of the Projected Image
Editor: Wolfgang Lefèvre
Publisher: Max Planck Institute for the History of Science
Year: 2007
Page: 268
Link: http://www.mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de/... (PDF, 6.91 Mb)

Table of contents:

PART I – INTRODUCING AN INSTRUMENT
The Optical Camera Obscura I, A Short Exposition, Wolfgang Lefèvre
The Optical Camera Obscura II. Images and Texts, collected and presented by Norma Wenczel
Projecting Nature in Early-Modern Europe, Michael John Gorman

PART II – OPTICS
Alhazen’s Optics in Europe: Some Notes on What It Said and What It Did Not Say, Abdelhamid I. Sabra
Playing with Images in a Dark Room. Kepler’s Ludi inside the Camera Obscura, Sven Dupré
Images: Real and Virtual, Projected and Perceived, from Kepler to Dechales, Alan E. Shapiro
“Res Aspectabilis Cujus Forma Luminis Beneficio per Foramen Transparet” – Simulachrum, Species, Forma, Imago: What was Transported by Light through the Pinhole?, Isabelle Pantin
Clair & Distinct. Seventeenth-Century Conceptualizations of the Quality of Images, Fokko Jan Dijksterhuis

PART III – LENSES AND MIRRORS
The Optical Quality of Seventeenth-Century Lenses, Giuseppe Molesini
The Camera Obscura and the Availibility of Seventeenth Century Optics – Some Notes and an Account of a Test, Tiemen Cocquyt
Comments on 17th-Century Lenses and Projection, Klaus Staubermann

PART IV – PAINTING
The Camera Obscura as a Model of a New Concept of Mimesis in Seventeenth-Century Painting, Carsten Wirth
Painting Technique in the Seventeenth Century in Holland and the Possible Use of the Camera Obscura by Vermeer, Karin Groen
Neutron-Autoradiography of two Paintings by Jan Vermeer in the Gemäldegalerie Berlin, Claudia Laurenze-Landsberg
Gerrit Dou and the Concave Mirror, Philip Steadman
Imitation, Optics and Photography Some Gross Hypotheses, Martin Kemp

Inert Gases in the Control of Museum Insect Pests (1998)


Title: Inert Gases in the Control of Museum Insect Pests
Editors: Charles Selwitz and Shin Maekawa
Publisher: The Getty Conservation Institute
Year: 1998
Pages: 113
Format: PDF (1.5 Mb)
Link: http://www.getty.edu/...

Table of contents:


Chapter 1. Mechanisms of Insect Mortality
Chapter 2. Anoxia as a Conservation Procedure
Chapter 3. Methods and Materials
Chapter 4. Operational Problems and Practices
Chapter 5. Anoxia Treatment in Barrier-Film Bags
Chapter 6. Anoxia Treatment in a Dynamic Mode
Chapter 7. Reusable Anoxia Systems
Chapter 8. Fumigation with Carbon Dioxide
Appendix A. Professional Contacts
Appendix B. Materials and Suppliers
Appendix C. Common and Scientific Names of Insect Species

Survey of Damage to Historic Adobe Buildings (1996)


Title: Survey of Damage to Historic Adobe Buildings after the January 1994 Northridge Earthquake
Authors: E. Leroy Tolles, Frederick A. Webster, Anthony Crosby, and Edna E. Kimbro
Publisher: The Getty Conservation Institute
Year: 1996
Format: PDF (7.2 Mb), downloadable in eight separate sections
Link: http://www.getty.edu/...

Table of contents:

Chapter 1. Background Information
Chapter 2. The Northridge Earthquake: Characteristics and Measurement
Chapter 3. Damage Typologies and Assessment
Chapter 4. Rancho Camulos
Chapter 5. Andres Pico Adobe
Chapter 6. De la Osa Adobe
Chapter 7. Leonis Adobe
Chapter 8. Lopez Adobe
Chapter 9. Convento at the San Gabriel Mission
Chapter 10. Lopez-Lowther Adobe
Chapter 11. PioPico Adobe
Chapter 12. Other Adobe Buildings
Chapter 13. Analysis and Summary

Evaluation of Cellulose Ethers for Conservation (1990)


Title: Evaluation of Cellulose Ethers for Conservation

Author: Robert L. Feller and M. Wilt
Publisher: The Getty Conservation Institute
Year: 1990
Pages: 165
Format: PDF (2.1 Mb)
Link: http://www.getty.edu/...

Table of contents:

Chapter 1. Introduction
Chapter 2. Properties of Cellulose Ethers
Chapter 3. Standards of Stability
Chapter 4. Summary of Previous Investigation Supported by the National Museum Act
Chapter 5. Description of Materials and Experimental Procedures
Chapter 6. Results and Discussion
Chapter 7. Conclusions
Appendices

Conservation of the Orpheus Mosaic at Paphos, Cyprus (1991)


Title: The Conservation of the Orpheus Mosaic at Paphos, Cyprus
Editor: Nicholas Stanley Price
Publisher: The Getty Conservation Institute
Year: 1991
Pages: 88
Format: PDF (9.5 Mb)
Link: http://www.getty.edu/...

Table of contents:

Nea Paphos: Historical Background, Demetrios Michaelides
The House of Orpheus, Demetrios Michaelides
The Condition of the Orpheus Mosaic Following Excavation, Demetrios Michaelides
Photodocumentation of the Orpheus Mosaic, Giorgio Capriotti and Lorenza D'Alessandro
Facing and Consolidation of the Mosaic, Giorgio Capriotti and Lorenza D'Alessandro
Detachment of the Wall Painting, Giorgio Capriotti and Lorenza D'Alessandro
Detachment and Rolling of the Mosaic, Jan Kosinka
Cleaning the Back of the Mosaic, Paolo Pastorello and Werner Schmid
Installation of a Provisional Shelter for the Mosaic, Paolo Pastorello and Werner Schmid
Reinstallation of the Mosaic, Jan Kosinka
Development and Evaluation of the Hexashelter, Neville Agnew and Richard Coffman
Environmental Monitoring of the Paphos Mosaics, Neville Agnew and Po-Ming Lin
Evaluation of Tesserae from the Paphos Mosaics, Eric Doehne
Appendix A. Cleaning Tests on Other Mosaics at Paphos
Cleaning Tests Using Biocides, Giorgio Capriotti and Lorenza DAlessandro
Cleaning Tests in the House of Dionysus, Paolo Pastorello and Werner Schmid
Appendix B. Instructors and Participants in the Project
Appendix C. Costs of the Project

Epoxy Resins in Stone Conservation (1992)


Title: Epoxy Resins in Stone Conservation

Editor: Charles Selwitz
Publisher: The Getty Conservation Institute
Year: 1992
Pages: 121
Format: PDF (1.81 Mb)
Link: http://www.getty.edu/...

Table of contents:

Chapter 1. Introduction
Chapter 2. Summary Discussion for Conservators
Chapter 3. Chemistry
Chapter 4. Resin Properties and Consolidation Problems
Chapter 5. Nonsolvent Systems
Chapter 6. Comparison of Epoxy Resins with Other Consolidants
Chapter 7. Aliphatic Epoxy Resins
Chapter 8. Solvent Effects in Resin Application
Chapter 9. Application Procedures
Chapter 10. Field Results

Seismic Retrofitting of Historic Adobe Structures (2002)


Title: Planning and Engineering Guidelines for the Seismic Retrofitting of Historic Adobe Structures
Author: E. Leroy Tolles, Edna E. Kimbro, and William S. Ginell
Publisher: The Getty Conservation Institute
Year: 2002
Pages: 154
Format: PDF (4.3 Mb)
Link: http://www.getty.edu/...
This book is also available in Spanish

Table of contents:

Chapter 1. Conservation Issues and Principles
Chapter 2. Acquisition of Essential Information
Chapter 3. Practical Application: Retrofit Planning and Funding
Chapter 4. Overview of Engineering Design
Chapter 5. 49 Characterization of Earthquake Damage in Historic Adobe Buildings
Chapter 6. Getty Seismic Adobe Project Results
Chapter 7. The Design Process
Chapter 8. Design Implementation and Retrofit To
Chapter 9. Conclusions
Appendix A. Getty Seismic Adobe Project
Appendix B. The Unreinforced Masonry Building Law, SB547
Appendix C. California Building Code and Seismic Safety Resources
Appendix D. Historic Structure Report Resources
Appendix E. Sources of Information and Assistance
Appendix F. Federal Standards for Treatment of Historic Properties

Painted Wood: History and Conservation (1998)


Title: Painted Wood: History and Conservation
Editors: Valerie Dorge and F. Carey Howlett
Publisher: The Getty Conservation Institute
Year: 1998
Format: PDF (3.4 Mb), downloadable in six separate sections
Link: http://www.getty.edu/...

Table of contents:

Part 1. Understanding and Identifying Materials (92pp., 3.6MB)
Part 2. Historical Perspectives (74pp., 3.3MB)
Part 3. Historical Materials and Techniques (121pp., 4.6MB)
Part 4. Investigations and Treatment (121pp., 5.6MB)
Part 5. Ethical Considerations (64pp., 3.1MB)
Part 6. Scientific Research (77pp., 3.1MB)

Conservation of Ancient Sites on the Silk Road (1997)

Title: Conservation of Ancient Sites on the Silk Road: Proceedings of an International Conference on the Conservation of Grotto Sites
Editors: Neville Agnew
Publisher: The Getty Conservation Institute
Year: 1997
Format: PDF, downloadable in eight separate sections
Link: http://www.getty.edu/...

Table of contents:

Section 1. Introduction to Site Management and Conservation in China (PDF, 1.7MB)
Section 2. Site Management and Tourism to Cultural Sites (PDF, 1.9MB)
Section 3. Conservation Approaches and Treatments (PDF, 4.2MB)
Section 4. Engineering and Site Protection Techniques and Applications (PDF, 5.1MB)
Section 5. Environmental and Microclimate Monitoring (PDF, 4.6MB)
Section 6. Applications of Scientific Analysis and Examination to Chinese Sites, Part I (PDF, 3.9MB)
Section 7. Applications of Scientific Analysis and Examination to Chinese Sites, Part II (PDF, 4.7MB)
Section 8. Contributors and Illustration Credits (PDF, 876KB)

Stone Conservation: An Overview of Current Research (1997)



Update: Please check the second and updated version of this book here.

Title: Stone Conservation: An Overview of Current Research
Editors: C.A. Price
Publisher: The Getty Conservation Institute
Year: 1996
Pages: 79
Format: PDF (468 Kb), downloadable in eight separate sections
Link: http://www.getty.edu/...

Table of contents:

Chapter 1. Stone Decay
Chapter 2. Putting It Right: Preventive and Remedial
Chapter 3. Do They Work? Assessing the Effectiveness of Treatments
Chapter 4. Putting It into Practice: Conservation Policy
Chapter 5. Doing Better: Increasing the Effectiveness of Research

Protection of Works of Art From Atmospheric Ozone (1989)


Title: Protection of Works of Art From Atmospheric Ozone
Author: Glen R. Cass, James R. Druzik, Daniel Grosjean, William W. Nazaroff, Paul M. Whitmore, and Cynthia L. Whittman
Publisher: The Getty Conservation Institute
Year: 1989
Pages: 97
Format: PDF (904 Kb)
Link: http://www.getty.edu/...

Table of contents:

Ozone and the Fading of Artists' Pigments
Ozone Fading of Natural Organic Colorants
Ozone as the Cause of Observed Fading Phenomena
Measurements and Model Predictions of Ozone and Other Pollutant Concentrations
Protection of Works of Art from Damage Due to Atmospheric Ozone
Appendix: Mathematical Modeling of Chemically Reactive Pollutants in Indoor Air

Airborne Particles in Museums (1993)


Title: Airborne Particles in Museums
Editor: Dinah Berland
Publisher: The Getty Conservation Institute
Year: 1993
Pages: 145
Format: PDF (1.5 Mb)
Link: http://www.getty.edu/...

Table of contents:

Chapter 1. Soiling Due to Airborne Particles
Chapter 2. Characteristics of Airborne Particles Inside Southern California Museums
Chapter 3. Mathematical Modeling of Indoor Airborne Particle Dynamics
Chapter 4. Concentration and Fate of Airborne Particles in Museums
Chapter 5. Measurements of the Rates of Soiling Inside Museums Due to Deposition of Airborne Particles
Chapter 6. Protecting Museum Collections from Soiling Due to Deposition of Airborne Particles

Seismic Stabilization of Historic Adobe Structures (2000)


Title: Seismic Stabilization of Historic Adobe Structures: Final Report of the Getty Seismic Adobe Project
Author: E. Leroy Tolles, Edna E. Kimbro, and Frederick A. Webster
Publisher: The Getty Conservation Institute
Year: 2000
Pages: 174
Format: PDF (3.2 Mb)
Link: http://www.getty.edu/...

Table of contents:

Chapter 1. Background to the Getty Seismic Adobe Project
Chapter 2. Overview and Procedures for Models 1–9
Chapter 3. Description of Tests for Models 4–6
Chapter 4. Description of Tests for Model 7
Chapter 5. Description of Tests for Models 8 and 9
Chapter 6. Analysis of Test Results for Models 1–9
Chapter 7. Description of Tests for Models 10 and 11
Chapter 8. Test Results and Data Analysis for Models 10 and 11
Chapter 9. Recent Application of GSAP Technology
Chapter 10. Summary and Conclusions
Chapter 11. Suggestions for Future Research

Oxygen-Free Museum Cases (1998)



Title: Oxygen-Free Museum Cases
Editor: Shin Maekawa
Publisher: The Getty Conservation Institute
Year: 1998
Pages: 76
Format: PDF (1.6 Mb)
Link: http://www.getty.edu/...

Table of contents:

Chapter 1. Conservation of the Royal Mummy Collection at the Egyptian Museum, Shin Maekawa
Chapter 2. Protection of Objects from Environmental Deterioration by Reducing Their Exposure to Oxygen, Eric F. Hansen
Chapter 3. Preservation of Historic Materials by Using Inert Gases for Biodeterioration Control, Nieves Valentín
Chapter 4. Design and Construction of the CCI's Hermetically Sealed Display and Storage Case, Shin Maekawa
Chapter 5. Controlled-Environment Cases for the Royal Mummy Collection, Nasry Yousef Iskander
Chapter 6. Preservation of the Original Documents of the Constitution of India, Hari Kishan and Shin Maekawa
Chapter 7. Preservation of the Mummy of an Egyptian Child in a Hermetically Sealed Museum Case in Spain, Shin Maekawa

The Conservation of Wall Paintings (1991)

Title: The Conservation of Wall Paintings: Proceedings of a Symposium Organized by the Courtauld Institute of Art and The Getty Conservation Institute
Editor: Sharon Cather
Publisher: The Getty Conservation Institute
Year: 1991
Pages: 181
Format:
PDF (6.3 Mb)
Link: http://www.getty.edu/...

Table of contents:

Scientific and Technical Examination of the Tomb of Queen Nefertari at Thebes, Frank Preusser
Preliminary Research for the Conservation of the Brancacci Chapel, Florence, Ornella Casazza and Sabino Giovannoni
Pretreatment Examination and Documentation: The Wall Paintings of Schloß Seehof, Bamberg, Karl Ludwig Dasser
The Role of the Architectural Fabric in the Preservation of Wall Paintings, Claus Arendt
The Conservation in Situ of the Romanesque Wall Paintings of Lambach, Ivo Hammer
The Frescoes of Michelangelo on the Vault of the Sistine Chapel: Conservation Methodology, Problems, and Results, Fabrizio Mancinelli
The Frescoes of Michelangelo on the Vault of the Sistine Chapel: Original Technique and Conservation, Gianluigi Colalucci
Conservation of Central Asian Wall Painting Fragments from the Stein Collection in the British Museum, S. B. Hanna and J. K. Dinsmore
Destruction and Restoration of Campanian Mural Paintings in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries, Eric M. Moormann
Monitoring Wall Paintings Affected by Soluble Salts, Andreas Arnold and Konrad Zehnder
In Review: An Assessment of Florentine Methods of Wall Painting Conservation Based on the Use of Mineral Treatments, Mauro Matteini

Cellulose Nitrate in Conservation

Title: Cellulose Nitrate in Conservation
Author: Charles Selwitz
Publisher: The Getty Conservation Institute
Year: 1988
Pages: 71
Format: PDF (556 Kb)
Link: http://www.getty.edu/...

Table of contents:

Chapter 1. The Use of Cellulose Nitrate in Art Conservation
Chapter 2. The Structural Chemistry of Commercial Cellulose Nitrate
Chapter 3. Causes of Instability
Chapter 4. Cellulose Nitrate Stability at Ambient Conditions
Chapter 5. The Use of Cellulose Nitrate as an Adhesive for Ceramics
Chapter 6. The Use of Cellulose Nitrate as a Metals Coating
Appendix. Proprietary Material Cited in the Text

Structural Conservation of Panel Paintings (1995)

Title: The Structural Conservation of Panel Paintings: Proceedings of a Symposium at the J. Paul Getty Museum, April 1995
Editors: Kathleen Dardes and Andrea Rothe
Publisher: The Getty Conservation Institute
Year: 1998
Format: PDF, downloadable in four separate sections
Link: http://www.getty.edu/...

Table of contents:

Part One: Wood Science and Technology (127pp., 3.2MB)
Part Two: History of Panel-Making Techniques (77pp., 2.2MB)
Part Three: History of the Structural Conservation of Panel Paintings (117pp., 2.7MB)
Part Four: Current Approaches to the Structural Conservation of Panel Paintings (261pp., 6.5MB)

Recording, Documentation, and Information Management, vol. I (2007)


Title: Recording, Documentation, and Information Management for the Conservation of Heritage Places: Guiding Principles (vol. I)
Author: Robin Letellier, with contributions from Werner Schmid and François LeBlanc
Publisher: The Getty Conservation Institute
Year: 2007
Pages: 174
PDF: (13.1 Mb)
Link: http://www.getty.edu/...

Table of contents:

Overview
What are we talking about?
Why is heritage information required?
When is recording indispensable?
Who is producing information, and who is using it?

Guidance
How does heritage information fit into the conservation process?
Why recording, and who produces records?
What approach is suggested to ensure systematic documentation and good information management?
How are national heritage information policies and related programs developed?

Appendixes
Appendix A: Principles for the Recording of Monuments, Groups of Buildings and Sites
Appendix B: Summary of Gaps and Needs Identified during the 2002 RecorDIM Meeting
Appendix C: Planning for Recording and Analyzing Masonry Deterioration: The Fort Henry Project
Appendix D: Planning for Recording a Specific Structure: The Fort Henry Ditch Tower
Appendix E: Summary of Metric Survey Techniques for Heritage Documentation
Appendix F: Overview and Evaluation of Information Management Tools
Appendix G: Developing a National Heritage Information Policy
Appendix H: Overview of Existing Charters and Guidelines
Glossary
Annotated Selected Bibliography


See also Volume II: Illustrated Examples

Recording, Documentation, and Information Management, vol. II (2007)


Title: Recording, Documentation, and Information Management for the Conservation of Heritage Places: Illustrated Examples (Vol. II)
Editors: Rand Eppich and Amel Chabbi
Publisher: The Getty Conservation Institute
Year: 2007
PDF: available in 7 sections/files
Link: http://www.getty.edu/...

Table of contents:
Section 1: Introduction.
Section 2: Base Recording: Gathering Information.
Section 3: Condition Assessment: Working with Information.
Section 4: Data Management.
Section 5: Other Tools for Investigation and Monitoring.
Section 6: Appendix A and Appendix B.
Section 7: Glossary, Bibliography, and About the Editors.

See also Volume I: Guiding Principles

Using Modified Atmospheres to Control Insect Pests (1993)

Title: The Feasibility of Using Modified Atmospheres to Control Insect Pests in Museums
Authors: Michael K. Rust, and Janice M. Kennedy
Publisher: The Getty Conservation Institute
Year: 1993
Pages: 131
Link: http://www.getty.edu/...
PDF (2.8 Mb)

Table of contents (compact version):

1. The Webbing Clothes Moth
2. The Furniture Carpet Beetle
3. The Firebrat
4. The Cabinet Beetle
5. The Larder Beetle
6. The Cigarette Beetle
7. The Confused Flour Beetle
8. The American Cockroach, Brownbanded Cockroach and German Cockroach
9. The Powderpost Beetle
10. The Western Drywood Termite

Building an Emergency Plan (1999)

Title: Building an Emergency Plan: A Guide for Museums and Other Cultural Institutions
Author: Valerie Dorge and Sharon L. Jones
Publisher: The Getty Conservation Institute
Year: 1999
Pages: 281
Link: http://www.getty.edu/...
PDF (3.4 Mb)

Table of contents:


Part I For the Director
Chapter 1 An Introduction to Emergency Preparedness and Response Planning
Chapter 2 The Role of the Director

Part II For the Emergency Preparedness Manager
Chapter 3 The Role of the Emergency Preparedness Manager and the Emergency Preparedness Committee
Chapter 4 Communications
Chapter 5 Training

Part III For the Departmental Team Leaders
Chapter 6 The Safety and Security Team
Chapter 7 The Collections Team
Chapter 8 The Buildings and Maintenance Team
Chapter 9 The Administration and Records Team

ART2008 articles (2008)


Title: ART2008
Venue: Jerusalem, Israel, 25-30 May 2008
Conference Information: http://www.isas.co.il/...
Full programme: http://www.isas.co.il/...
(PDF 149 Kb)
Articles: http://www.ndt.net/... (PDF format)

Description: The articles of ART2008, Non-destructive investigations and microanalysis for the diagnostics and conservation of cultural and environmental heritage, are now online. There are over 184 articles from 30 conference sessions freely accessible in pdf format.


Conference Sessions:

- Spectroscopy: IR, NIR, VIS, UV, Raman (Glass, Stone, General)

- XRF, SEM, CT, Radiography, PIXE, SY-radiation (Stone, Paper and Parchment)

- Imaging Methods (Metal, Stone, Glass)

- Multi Instrumental Analysis (Paintings, General)

- XRF, SEM, CT, Radiography, PIXE, SY-radiation (Glass)

- Multi Instrumental Analysis (Wall Paintings, Pigments, Leather)

- XRF, SEM, CT, Radiography, PIXE, SY-radiation (Metal)

- Laser: Spectra Analysis, Cleaning (Wood, Parchment, Paintings, Pigments)

- Spectroscopy: IR, NIR, VIS, UV, Raman (Pigments, Binders, Textile)

- XRF, SEM, CT, Radiography, PIXE, SY-radiation (Pigments)

- Chemical and Bio Analysis and Investigation (Building, Stone, Binders, Dyes)

- Spectroscopy: IR, NIR, VIS, UV, Raman (Paintings and Wall Paintings)

- XRF, SEM, CT, Radiography, PIXE, SY-radiation (General)

- Multi Instrumental Analysis (Glass, Metal, General, Photo)

- Dead Sea Scrolls

- Spectroscopy and XRF, SEM, CT, Radiography, PIXE, SY-radiation (Paper and Photo)

- Imaging Methods (General and Painting)

- Imaging Methods and Monitoring (Buildings)

- NDT vs. DT I

- NDT vs DT II

29 November 2008

Technical Research Bulletin (2007)




Title: British Museum Technical Research Bulletin, volume 1
Publisher:
British Museum
Year: 2007
Website: http://www.britishmuseum.org/...
Articles in PDF format.
 


Table of contents:

A Shell Garniture from Gujarat, India in the British Museum, Barbara Wills, Susan La Niece, Bet McLeod and Caroline Cartwright

New Visions of a New World: The conservation and analysis of the John White watercolours, Jenny Bescoby, Judith Rayner, Janet Ambers and Duncan Hook

The effect of ultraviolet-filtered light on the mechanical strength of fabrics, Capucine Korenberg

An elusive stone: the use of variscite as a semi-precious stone, Andrew Middleton, Susan La Niece, Janet Ambers, Duncan Hook, Richard Hobbs and Guy Seddon

The emperor’s terrapin, Margaret Sax, Janet Ambers, Nigel Meeks and Sheila Canby

Aztec conch shell working: high-tech design, Caroline Cartwright and Nigel Meeks

Writing that cannot be erased: investigations of a box of pigmented inlays from the tomb chapel of an Old Kingdom noble, Janet Ambers, Rebecca Stacey and John H Taylor

The black bronzes of Burma, Maickel van Bellegem, Philip Fletcher, Paul Craddock, Susan La Niece and Richard Blurton

The effects of relative humidity on the corrosion of iron: an experimental view, Quanyu Wang


28 November 2008

Climate change and museum collections (2008)



Title: Climate change and museum collections (round table discussion)
Venue: 2008 IIC London Congress
Document: http://www.iiconservation.org/... (PDF, 2.5 Mb)
Website: http://www.iiconservation.org/...

25 November 2008

Digital Imaging Tutorial (2000)

Title: Moving Theory into Practice. Digital Imaging Tutorial
Publisher: Cornell University Library
Online access: http://www.library.cornell.edu/...
PDF version: http://www.library.cornell.edu/... (3.9 Mb)

Other languages: this book is also available in French and Spanish

Table of contents (compact version):

Preface

1. Basic Terminology
2. Selection
3. Conversion

4. Quality Control

5. Metadata

6. Technical Infrastructure

A. Digitization Chain

B. Image Creation
C. File Management

D. Delivery

7. Presentation

8. Digital Preservation

9. Management

10. Continuing Education

Use of Lasers in Conservation (2008)

Title: Handbook on the Use of Lasers in Conservation and Conservation Science
Editors: M. Schreiner, M. Strlič, R. Salimbeni.
Publisher: COST office, Brussels, Belgium
Year: 2008.

e-version ISBN-10: 973 88109 30
e-version ISBN-13: 978 973 88109 3 8
Link: http://alpha1.infim.ro/...

Table of contents (compact version):

1. The Principles of Laser
1.1. Fundamentals

2. Laser Cleaning
2.1. Principles of Laser Cleaning
2.2. Stone
2.3. Paintings
2.4. Paper and Other Organic Materials
2.5. Lasers and Biodeterioration
2.6. Safety

3. Documentation and Diagnosis
3.1. 3D Laser Scanning of Architectural Sites
3.2. 3D Laser Scanning of Artworks
3.3. Laser Doppler Vibrometry
3.4. Interferometry
3.5. Shearography
3.6. Fluorescence LIDAR

4. Analysis
4.1. Raman Spectroscopy
4.2. LIBS
4.3. LIF
4.4. Fluorescence lifetime Imaging
4.5. Laser Ablation Sampling Methods