25 November 2009

Incredible Industry, Preserving the Evidence of Industrial Society (2009)

Title: "Incredible Industry, Preserving the Evidence of Industrial Society"
Publisher: Nordic Association of Conservators (NKF)
Conference: Nordic Association of Conservators 18’ Conference, Copenhagen 25-27 May 2009
Year: 2009
Pages: 246
Link: http://www.nkf-dk.dk/... (PDF, 9.5 Mb)

Table of Contents:

Can the concept of industrialism be preserved?, Jacob Bjerring Hansen

From mass-produced artefacts to mass treatments: the impact of industrial development on the museum field, Bertrand Lavédrine

Plastic - has the dream material of the 20th century become the nightmare of the 21st?, Yvonne Shashoua

The industrialisation of canvas production in Denmark and its implications for the preservation of Danish nineteenth century paintings, Cecil Krarup Andersen, Troels Filtenborg, Annemette B. Scharff and Mikkel Scharff

The St Just Coast Project 1995-2005, Jon Brookes

Degradation of modern synthetic polymers in museums and environmental assessment with EWO
dosimetry, Terje Grøntoft and Susana Lopez-Aparicio

Action plan for industrial monuments - a proposal for research into improving the management of large sites, Kornelius Goetz, Stefan Brueggerhoff and Norbert Tempel

Flameproofed textiles in museums and conservation, Cajsa Hallgren

Cold storage as an alternative to mass deacidification, Birgit Vinther Hansen

Preservation of sponsored films, Karin Bonde Johansen

Modern cultural heritage; an area of research at the Swedish National Heritage Board, Gunilla Lagnesjö

Developing a policy and procedure for selecting & operating historic objects from the collections of the Science Museum, National Museum of Science & Industry, UK, Martha Leskard

Polymers in watches manufactured in the Jura region, Switzerland, Agnès Gelbert Miermon

Gramophones and Records - the first widespread commercial standardisation, George Brock-Nannestad

USS Monitor conservation: preserving a marvel of 19th century technology, Eric Nordgren, David Krop,, Erin Secord, Elsa Sangouard, Michael Saul, Gary Paden and Gerry Hanley

Case study of a Ducretet inductor coil: conservation problem or visual wonder?, Sharon Penton

Considering the changes of appearance of iron and steel objects during conservation, Karen Stemann-Petersen

Another look at painted finishes on outdoor industrial artifacts, George Prytulak

Industrially produced paint and the perspective of its reconstruction, Nynne Raunsgaard Sethia

Protection of iron and steel in industrial heritage objects, Yvonne Shashoua, Michelle Taube and Torben Holst

Proposal for the conservation of weathered steel objects at the National Trust Estate of West Penwith, Cornwall and at the West Harbor in Berlin, Ulrich Stahn

Recovering the Icon? The restoration of the Zollern II/IV Colliery Engine House in Dortmund, Norbert Tempel

The conservation of a Victorian ship and a Victorian bridge, Robert Turner and Shane Casey

KLEVFOS Forever – how long is that? A new conservation plan for a pulp and paper mill, Vigdis Vingelsgaard

Hazards in industrial collections of the Canada Science and Technology Museum Corporation Ottawa,
Canada, Sue Warren

Finalizing Comments
Diversity, commonality and connectivity, Moderator speech by George Prytulak
Short statements from the panel
Remarks from the floor and panel (abbreviated)

Conservation Perspectives: Modern and Contemporary Art (2009)

Title: Conservation Perspectives - The GCI Newsletter: Modern and Contemporary Art
Publisher: The Getty Conservation Institute
Pages: 32
Year: Fall 2009
Link: available in PDF (6.7 Mb) or html format

Table of Contents:

A Note from the Director, Timothy P. Whalen

Modern and Contemporary Art: New Conservation Challenges, Conflicts, and Considerations, Thomas J. S. Learner

Modern and Contemporary Art: A Personal Reflection, Carol Mancusi-Ungaro

POPART: An International Research Project on the Conservation of Plastics, Bertrand Lavédrine, Rachel Rivenc, and Michael Schilling

Cleaning Acrylic Emulsion Paintings, Bronwn Ormsby and Alan Phenix

INCCA: A Model for Conserving Contemporary Art, Glenn Wharton

Competing Commitments: A Discussion about Ethical Dilemmas in the Conservation of Modern and Contemporary Art

ICCROM Newsletter n° 35 - Special edition

Title: ICCROM Newsletter n° 35 - Special edition
Publisher: ICCROM
Year: October 2009
Pages: 36
Available in several languages: English, Français, Castellano, Arabic (
PDF, 2.1 Mb)

Description: A special edition conmemorating ICCROM's 50th Anniversary with timelines highlighting the milestones of the organization.

Digital Documentation, Interpretation & Presentation of Cultural Heritage (2009)

Title: Proceedings of the 22nd CIPA Symposium: "Digital Documentation, Interpretation & Presentation of Cultural Heritage"
Publisher: ICOMOS Documentation Centre
Year: 2009
File: each article is available as a single PDF
Number of articles: 121
Link: http://cipa.icomos.org/...

Metallography and Microstructure of Ancient and Historic Metals (1991)

Title: Metallography and Microstructure of Ancient and Historic Metals
Author: David A. Scott
Publisher: J. Paul Getty Museum
Year: 1991
Pages: 185
Link: http://www.getty.edu/... (PDF, 9.29 Mb)

Table of contents:

1. The Nature of Metals
2. The Microstructure of Ancient Metals
3. Two-phased Materials
4. The Microstructure of Tin Bronzes
5. Notes on the Structure of Carbon Steels
6. Martensite in Low-carbon Steels
7. The Tempering of Martensite
8. Structure and Properties of Cast Iron
9. Corroded Microstructures
10. Reflected Polarized Light Microscopy
11. Grain Sizes of Ancient Metals
12. Metallography and Ancient Metals
13. Metallographic Sampling of Metals
14. Mounting and Preparing Specimens
15. Recording Results
16. Etching and Etching Solutions
17. Mounting Resins
18. Microhardness Testing
A. Appendix: Common Microstructural Shapes
B. Appendix: Microstructure of Corroded Metals
C. Appendix: Microhardness Values for Different Alloys and Metals
D. Appendix: Alloys Used in Antiquity
E. Appendix: Terms and Techniques in Ancient Metalworking
F. Appendix: Metallographic Studies
G. Appendix: Phase Diagrams