JAIC 1993, Volume 32, Number 3, Article 2 (pp. 231 to 240)
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Journal of the American Institute for Conservation
JAIC 1993, Volume 32, Number 3, Article 2 (pp. 231 to 240)

THE HARVARD GLASS FLOWERS: MATERIALS AND TECHNIQUES

RIKA SMITH McNALLY, & NANCY BUSCHINI


ABSTRACT—The Center for Conservation and Technical Studies, Harvard University Art Museums, recently carried out a preservation study of the Harvard Glass Flowers for Harvard University's Botanical Museum. The study included technical examination of materials, environmental evaluation, and recommendations for exhibition area improvements and conservation treatment. This paper describes the analysis of the materials used to make the models and summarizes the fabrication techniques. Glass, paint, pigments, and adhesives are identified.

Article Sections:

1. INTRODUCTION
2. GLASS ANALYSIS: ELECTRON BEAM MICROPROBE
3. ADHESIVES AND COATINGS
4. PAINT AND PIGMENT ANALYSIS
5. SUMMARY OF MATERIALS AND FABRICATION TECHNIQUES
a: References , Author Information
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