The Abbey Newsletter

Volume 19, Number 6-7
Dec 1995


Reviews

Contributions of the Central Research Laboratory to the Field of Conservation and Restoration. Edited by Hugo Verschoor and Jaap Mosk. 1994. ISBN 90-72905-37-7. Dfl 50 [$32.50] from Central Research Laboratory, Gabriël Metsustraat 8, 1071 EA Amsterdam, Netherlands, (31-20) 673 51 62, fax (31-20) 675 16 61. [dfl=guilders] 124 pages, in English.

Reviewed by Ellen McCrady

This book reports work done in 1992 and 1993. It was announced on page 91d in the last issue, with the promise that selected reports would be summarized soon. Two of the nine reports have been chosen, because of their relevance to library and archive preservation. (Most of the reports relate to museum conservation.)

Central Research Laboratory for Objects of Art and Science (Amsterdam). Research Abstracts 1994. (Investigations by the Central Research Laboratory) Bilingual, English and Dutch; covers work done in 1994. 62 pp. Index. Available without charge from the Library at the Central Research Laboratory, Gabriël Metsustraat 8, 1071 EA Amsterdam (tel. 31 20-673 51 62, fax 31 20-675 16 61).

Reviewed by Ellen McCrady

There are 23 abstracts here for research work in preventive conservation, three on surveys of methods and materials, 25 on problems and objects, and 11 on historical research, followed by a long list of "other investigations," without abstracts. Most of the work summarized below is in the preventive conservation section. Presumably some of the papers will later be printed in full in a volume of Contributions of the Central Research Laboratory to the Field of Conservation and Restoration.

Some of the abstracts most relevant to conservation in libraries and archives are:

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