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Infrared Spectroscopy in Conservation Science

Infrared Spectroscopy in Conservation Science

  • Author: Michele R. Derrick,Dusan Stulik,James M. Landry
  • Publisher: Getty Publications
  • ISBN: 0892364696
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 248
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This book provides practical information on the use of infrared (IR) spectroscopy for the analysis of materials found in cultural objects. Designed for scientists and students in the fields of archaeology, art conservation, microscopy, forensics, chemistry, and optics, the book discusses techniques for examining the microscopic amounts of complex, aged components in objects such as paintings, sculptures, and archaeological fragments. Chapters include the history of infrared spectroscopy, the basic parameters of infrared absorption theory, IR instrumentation, analysis methods, sample collection and preparation, and spectra interpretation. The authors cite several case studies, such as examinations of Chumash Indian paints and the Dead Sea Scrolls. The Institute’s Tools for Conservation series provides practical scientific procedures and methodologies for the practice of conservation. The series is specifically directed to conservation scientists, conservators, and technical experts in related fields.

Scientific Methods and Cultural Heritage

Scientific Methods and Cultural Heritage

An Introduction to the Application of Materials Science to Archaeometry and Conservation Science

  • Author: Gilberto Artioli
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0199548269
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 536
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Artioli provides an introduction to the methods and rationales of the scientific investigation of cultural heritage materials, with an emphasis placed on the analytical strategies, modes of operation and resulting information rather than on technicalities.

PROCEEDINGS 4th International Congress on “Science and Technology for the Safeguard of Cultural Heritage in the Mediterranean Basin” VOL. I

PROCEEDINGS 4th International Congress on “Science and Technology for the Safeguard of Cultural Heritage in the Mediterranean Basin” VOL. I

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: Angelo Ferrari
  • ISBN: 889668031X
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Artistry in Bronze

Artistry in Bronze

The Greeks and Their Legacy XIXth International Congress on Ancient Bronzes

  • Author: Jens M Daehner,Kenneth Lapatin,Ambra Spinelli
  • Publisher: Getty Publications
  • ISBN: 1606065424
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 492
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The papers in this volume derive from the proceedings of the nineteenth International Bronze Congress, held at the Getty Center and Villa in October 2015 in connection with the exhibition Power and Pathos: Bronze Sculpture of the Hellenistic World. The study of large-scale ancient bronzes has long focused on aspects of technology and production. Analytical work of materials, processes, and techniques has significantly enriched our understanding of the medium. Most recently, the restoration history of bronzes has established itself as a distinct area of investigation. How does this scholarship bear on the understanding of bronzes within the wider history of ancient art? How do these technical data relate to our ideas of styles and development? How has the material itself affected ancient and modern perceptions of form, value, and status of works of art? www.getty.edu/publications/artistryinbronze

Conservation of Cultural Heritage

Conservation of Cultural Heritage

Key Principles and Approaches

  • Author: Hanna M. Szczepanowska
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1136172114
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 432
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Conservation of Cultural Heritage covers the methods and practices needed for future museum professionals who will be working in various capacities with museum collections and artifacts. It also assists current professionals in understanding the complex decision-making processes that face conservators on a daily basis. The uniqueness of this book lies in correlating the aspects of material science and the behaviour of artifacts in a museum environment. It will be of special benefit to museum professionals not trained in conservation. Covering a broad range of topics that are key to sound conservation in the museum, Conservation of Cultural Heritage is an important tool for students and professionals alike in ensuring that best practice is followed in the preservation of important collections.

Ageing and Stabilisation of Paper

Ageing and Stabilisation of Paper

  • Author: Matija Strlič,Jana Kolar
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Paper
  • Page: 211
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Materials Issues in Art and Archaeology

Materials Issues in Art and Archaeology

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781558996489
  • Category: Antiquities
  • Page: 593
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This volume, the sixth in a continuing series, presents cutting edge multidisciplinary work on the characterization of ancient materials; the technologies of selection, production and usage by which materials are transformed into objects and artifacts; the science underlying their deterioration, preservation and conservation; and sociocultural interpretation derived from an empirical methodology of observation, measurement and experimentation. Preserving cultural heritage extends beyond artifact preservation to developing a critical understanding of how ancient people used technology and craft to solve problems of survival and organization and to make symbols or representations of what was important in their world, especially for its maintenance, longevity and beautification. Of particular interest in this volume are contributions which explore the interface and overlap among traditional materials science, the history of technology and the archaeological and conservation sciences, or that investigate new methods and applications of materials science in art and archaeology. Topics include: conservation and preservation science; preservation-design, characterization and assessment; characterization-new methods and improved techniques; archaeological science and archaeometry; site formation, site analysis, resource survey and organization of technology; weathering, dating, technology and authentication; archaeomaterials, technology and society; replicative experiments, synthesis of materials and model systems; historic technologies; and ancient technology and modern craft.

Materials Issues in Art and Archaeology VI

Materials Issues in Art and Archaeology VI

Symposium Held November 26-30, 2001, Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A.

  • Author: Pamela B. Vandiver,Martha Goodway,Jennifer L. Mass
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Technology & Engineering
  • Page: 593
  • View: 1917
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This volume, the sixth in a continuing series, presents cutting edge multidisciplinary work on the characterization of ancient materials; the technologies of selection, production and usage by which materials are transformed into objects and artifacts; the science underlying their deterioration, preservation and conservation; and sociocultural interpretation derived from an empirical methodology of observation, measurement and experimentation. Preserving cultural heritage extends beyond artifact preservation to developing a critical understanding of how ancient people used technology and craft to solve problems of survival and organization and to make symbols or representations of what was important in their world, especially for its maintenance, longevity and beautification. Of particular interest in this volume are contributions which explore the interface and overlap among traditional materials science, the history of technology and the archaeological and conservation sciences, or that investigate new methods and applications of materials science in art and archaeology. Topics include: conservation and preservation science; preservation-design, characterization and assessment; characterization-new methods and improved techniques; archaeological science and archaeometry; site formation, site analysis, resource survey and organization of technology; weathering, dating, technology and authentication; archaeomaterials, technology and society; replicative experiments, synthesis of materials and model systems; historic technologies; and ancient technology and modern craft.

Books in Print

Books in Print

  • Author: R.R. Bowker Company
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: American literature
  • Page: N.A
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Books in print is the major source of information on books currently published and in print in the United States. The database provides the record of forthcoming books, books in-print, and books out-of-print.

Sources and Serendipity

Sources and Serendipity

Testimonies of Artists' Practice

  • Author: Art Technological Source Research (Study group). Symposium
  • Publisher: Archetype Publications
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 164
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Proceedings of the third symposium of the Art Technological Source Research Working Group

From Cairn to Cemetery

From Cairn to Cemetery

An Archaeological Investigation of the Chambered Cairns and Early Bronze Age Mortuary Deposits at Cairnderry and Bargrennan White Cairn, South-west Scotland

  • Author: Vicki Cummings,Vicki Cummings (Ph. D.),Chris Fowler,Diane Aldritt
  • Publisher: British Archaeological Reports Limited
  • ISBN: 9781407300399
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 188
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This volume presents the methodology and results for the excavations at Cairnderry and Bargrennan, south-west Scotland. A comparative chapter compares the excavation results from both sites, and presents interpretations of these results, particularly in terms of the architecture and the early Bronze Age mortuary practices. Chapter 5 considers the architecture of Cairnderry and Bargrennan in terms of wider trends in the construction of chambered cairns throughout the British Isles and throughout the Neolithic and Bronze Ages. Chapter 6 places the early Bronze Age activity at Cairnderry and Bargrennan within a local context by examining mortuary practices across Dumfries and Galloway. It focuses on comparisons with other sites where cremated bones were deposited and cinerary urns used and/or sites where cairns were constructed or re-used in the early Bronze Age. Chapter 7 provides a summary of conclusions as to the finds and revisits the problem of dating Bargrennan chambered cairns, before suggesting avenues for future research in Galloway. The appendices draw together the specialists reports on finds from the excavations (including a substantial contextualisation of some of the early Bronze Age artefacts), context descriptions and radiocarbon dating results.

Stone Conservation

Stone Conservation

An Overview of Current Research

  • Author: Clifford A. Price,Eric Doehne
  • Publisher: Getty Publications
  • ISBN: 1606060465
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 164
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First published in 1996, this volume has been substantially updated to reflect new research in the conservation of stone monuments, sculpture, and archaeological sites.

Infrared Spectroscopy

Infrared Spectroscopy

Fundamentals and Applications

  • Author: Barbara H. Stuart
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 0470011130
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 242
  • View: 7980
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Provides an introduction to those needing to use infrared spectroscopy for the first time, explaining the fundamental aspects of this technique, how to obtain a spectrum and how to analyse infrared data covering a wide range of applications. Includes instrumental and sampling techniques Covers biological and industrial applications Includes suitable questions and problems in each chapter to assist in the analysis and interpretation of representative infrared spectra Part of the ANTS (Analytical Techniques in the Sciences) Series.

(Sackler NAS Colloquium) Scientific Examination of Art

(Sackler NAS Colloquium) Scientific Examination of Art

Modern Techniques in Conservation and Analysis

  • Author: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
  • Publisher: National Academies Press
  • ISBN: 0309549612
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 232
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In March 2003, the National Academy of Sciences Arthur M. Sackler Colloquia presented the Scientific Examination of Art: Modern Techniques in Conservation and Analysis at the National Academy of Sciences Building in Washington, DC. Featuring senior investigators of specific methods and materials, the papers in this book examine the application of scientific methods to the study and conservation of art and cultural properties. The Arthur M. Sackler Colloquia of the National Academy of Sciences address scientific topics of broad and current interest, cutting across the boundaries of traditional disciplines and attracting up to 250 leading researchers in the field. These colloquia are made possible by a generous gift from Mrs. Jill Sackler, in memory of her husband, Arthur M. Sackler. For more information about the Sackler Colloquia, visit www.nasonline.org/sackler

Color Science in the Examination of Museum Objects

Color Science in the Examination of Museum Objects

Nondestructive Procedures

  • Author: Ruth Johnston-Feller
  • Publisher: Getty Publications
  • ISBN: 0892365862
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 361
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This volume presents the life work of the late Ruth Johnston-Feller, one of the nation's leading color scientists. It combines an overview of basic theoretical concepts with detailed, hands-on guidance for the professional conservator and conservation scientist. The author focuses on the application of color science to the solution of practical problems, providing a comprehensive discussion of the nondestructive spectrophotometric tools and techniques used to understand the color and appearance of materials during the technical examination of works of art. The book, which features numerous examples of reference reflectance spectra, can help prevent misinterpretation of color measurements and the erroneous conclusions that might result. Topics include spectrophotometry, colorimetry, colorant mixtures, analytical techniques, reflection, fluorescence, and the effects of extenders, fillers, and inerts.

Analytical Techniques in Materials Conservation

Analytical Techniques in Materials Conservation

  • Author: Barbara H. Stuart
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 0470012803
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 424
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This book will introduce the reader to the wide variety of analytical techniques that are employed by those working on the conservation of materials. An introduction to each technique is provided with explanations of how data may be obtained and interpreted. Examples and case studies will be included to illustrate how each technique is used in practice. The fields studied include: inorganic materials, polymers, biomaterials and metals. Clear examples of data analysis feature, designed to assist the reader in their choice of analytical method.

Organic Chemistry of Museum Objects

Organic Chemistry of Museum Objects

  • Author: John Mills,Raymond White
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 113600002X
  • Category: Antiques & Collectibles
  • Page: 206
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'The Organic Chemistry of Museum Objects' makes available in a single volume, a survey of the chemical composition, properties and analysis of the whole range of organic materials incorporated into objects and artworks found in museum collections. The authors cover the fundamental chemistry of the bulk materials such as wood, paper, natural fibres and skin products, as well as that of the relatively minor components incorporated as paint, media, varnishes, adhesives and dyes. This expanded second edition, now in paperback, follows the structure of the first, though it has been extensively updated. In addition to chapters on basic organic chemistry, analytical methods, analytical findings and fundamental aspects of deterioration, the subject matter is grouped as far as possible by broad chemical class - oils and fats, waxes, bitumens, carbohydrates, proteins, natural resins, dyestuffs and synthetic polymers. This is an essential purchase for all practising and student conservators, restorers, museum scientists, curators and organic chemists.

Shark Research

Shark Research

Emerging Technologies and Applications for the Field and Laboratory

  • Author: Jeffrey C Carrier,Michael R. Heithaus,Colin A. Simpfendorfer
  • Publisher: CRC Press
  • ISBN: 1315317109
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 392
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Over the last decade, the study of shark biology has benefited from the development, refinement, and rapid expansion of novel techniques and advances in technology. These have given new insight into the fields of shark genetics, feeding, foraging, bioenergetics, imaging, age and growth, movement, migration, habitat preference, and habitat use. This pioneering book, written by experts in shark biology, examines technologies such as autonomous vehicle tracking, underwater video approaches, molecular genetics techniques, and accelerometry, among many others. Each detailed chapter offers new insights and promises for future studies of elasmobranch biology, provides an overview of appropriate uses of each technique, and can be readily extended to other aquatic fish and marine mammals and reptiles.

Painted Wood

Painted Wood

History and Conservation

  • Author: Valerie Dorge,F. Carey Howlett
  • Publisher: Getty Publications
  • ISBN: 0892365013
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 552
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The function of the painted wooden object ranges from the practical to the profound. These objects may perform utilitarian tasks, convey artistic whimsy, connote noble aspirations, and embody the highest spiritual expressions. This volume, illustrated in color throughout, presents the proceedings of a conference organized by the Wooden Artifacts Group of the American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works (AIC) and held in November 1994 at the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation in Williamsburg, Virginia. The book includes 40 articles that explore the history and conservation of a wide range of painted wooden objects, from polychrome sculpture and altarpieces to carousel horses, tobacconist figures, Native American totems, Victorian garden furniture, French cabinets, architectural elements, and horse-drawn carriages. Contributors include Ian C. Bristow, an architect and historic-building consultant in London; Myriam Serck-Dewaide, head of the Sculpture Workshop, Institut Royal du Patrimoine Artistique, Brussels; and Frances Gruber Safford, associate curator of American decorative arts at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. A broad range of professionals—including art historians, curators, scientists, and conservators—will be interested in this volume and in the multidisciplinary nature of its articles.

Conservation of Plastics

Conservation of Plastics

  • Author: Yvonne Shashoua
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1136415157
  • Category: Antiques & Collectibles
  • Page: 304
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Plastic objects are included more than ever in museums and galleries collections these days, but these items can start to deteriorate when they a just a few years old. In this book Yvonne Shashoua provides the essential knowledge needed to keep plastic pieces in the best possible condition so that they can continue to be enjoyed for many years. The historical development of plastics, as well as the technology, their physical and chemical properties, identification, degradation and conservation are all clearly and concisely covered within this single volume, making it an invaluable reference for the increasing number of conservators and curators that are encountering plastics in their day to day work.