29 November 2008

Technical Research Bulletin (2007)

Title: British Museum Technical Research Bulletin, volume 1
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):


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

Preserve then Show (2002) [links updated]

Title: Preserve then Show
Editors: Dan Niseen, Lisbeth Richter Larsen, Thomas C. Christensen and Jesper Stub Johnsen
Publisher: Danish Film Institute
Year: 2002

Note: After the links were removed from the first source, they were made available at the Danish Film Institute website.

'Preserve then Show' is the title of an anthology spotlighting film preservation and restoration and presenting the latest research in the field. Edited and published by the Danish Film Institute (DFI), the anthology is based on papers delivered at an international seminar at the DFI in November 2001 on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the founding of the first film museum in Denmark, now the DFI/ Archive & Cinematheque. (from the original press-release)

Table of contents:

Cover (pdf)
Introduction, Dan Nissen

1. Philosophy
The Raw Material of Film History, Casper Tybjerg (pdf, 134 Kb)
Film as an Art Object, Paolo Cherchi Usai (pdf, 250 Kb)

2. Preservation
Film Storage Studies – Recent Findings, Jean-Louis Bigourdan (pdf, 94 Kb)
Optimizing Nitrate Film Storage, Peter Z. Adelstein (pdf, 102 Kb)
Condensation in Film Containers during Cooling and Warming, Tim Padfield (pdf, 454 Kb;
alternative link)
The Condition Assessment for the Film Collection of the DFI, Karin Bonde Johansen and Mikael Braae (pdf, 348 Kb)
Environmental Assessment and Condition Survey: A Strategic Preservation Plan for the DFI’s Motion Picture Film Collections, Jean-Louis Bigourdan (pdf, 153 Kb)
From Condition Assessment Survey to a New Preservation Strategy for the DFI, Jesper Stub Johnsen (pdf, 348 Kb)

3. Restoration
Notes on the Proliferation of Metropolis, Martin Koerber (pdf, 141 Kb)
Restoring a Danish Silent Film – Nedbrudte Nerver, Thomas C. Christensen (pdf, 270 Kb)
Preservation of Early Sound Films, Uffe Lomholt Madsen (pdf, 660 Kb)
The Restoration of Silent Films Produced by Nordisk Films Kompagni, Marguerite Engberg (pdf, 359 Kb)
Digital Image Restoration – Black Art or White Magic?, Paul Read (pdf)
Restoration of Movie Films by Digital Image Processing, Rudolf Gschwind (pdf, 527 Kb)

4. Presentation
Managing a Collection – Issues of Selection and Transmission, Gabrielle Claes (pdf, 345 Kb)
The First Film Archive, Esben Krohn (pdf, 618 Kb)
The Nordisk Film Collection – an Introduction, Lisbeth Richter Larsen (pdf, 988 Kb)

24 November 2008

Introduction to Imaging (2003)

Title: Introduction to Imaging
Edited: Sally Hubbard with Deborah Lenert
Publisher: Getty Research Institute
Year: 2003
ISBN: 978-0-89236-733-7
Online: http://www.getty.edu/...
Printer Friendly PDF: http://www.getty.edu/...

Table of contents:


Part 1 Key Concepts and Terms

The Digital Image Defined
The Image
Networks, System Architecture, and Storeage

Part II Workflow

Why Digitize
Project Planning
Selecting Scanners
Image Capture
Selecting a Metadata Schema
Quality Control
Security Policies & Procedures
Long-Term Management & Preservation
Online Resources
Illustration Credits
Printer Friendly PDFs

Thesis on deterioration of plastics (2001)

Title: Inhibiting the deterioration of plasticized poly(vinyl chloride) – a museum perspective
Author: Yvonne Rose Shashoua
University: Technical University of Denmark
Year: 2001
Type of document: PhD thesis
Website: http://www.natmus.dk/...
Download: http://www.natmus.dk/... (PDF, 2.82 Mb)

Table of contents (compact version):

1. Abstract and Danish summary (Dansk resumé)
2. Introduction and background to the research project
3. Plasticized PVC; manufacture and deterioration
4. Deterioration of plasticized PVC in the museum environment
5. Experimental methods
6. Results and discussion
7. Conclusions
8. References

Washing of Cellulose Films (2004)

Title: Effect of Washing of Cellulose Triacetate Films with Different Degrees of Degradation
Author: Karin Bonde Johansen
Type of Document: Master thesis
University: School of Conservation, The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts
Year: 2004
Pages: 116
Download: http://www.dfi.dk/... (PDF, 3.67 Mb)

Table of contents (compact version):

1. Introduction
2. Background
3. Test methods
4. Experiments
5. Results
6. Comments and discussions
7. Perspectives
8. Conclusion
9. References