Volume 13, Number 3, Sept 1991, pp.27-28
The second in a series on issues posed by ancient materials. This proceedings volume presents new and current research which concerns interdisciplinary studies of art, archaeology, architecture, ancient technology, and conservation; shares an empirical methodology of observation and measurement; and uses the knowledge, methods and tools of material science and engineering.
The professional association known as The Institute of Paper Conservation, Leigh Lodge, Leigh, Worcester, WR6 5LB, England, has published a short manual titled, Guideline for Conservation Framing of Works of Art on Paper. The manual explains what conservation framing is, why works of art on paper need protection, mounting, the conservation mount, glazing, reusing old frames and more.
The conservation and restoration of old master drawings and prints is presented in this handbook. The material is divided into three parts: The material aspects of works of art on paper; conservation; restoration.
"The Journal of Archaeological Science is aimed at archaeologists and scientists with particular interests in advances in the application of scientific techniques and methodologies to all areas of archaeology."
Conservation of Building and Decorative Stone,
by Ashurst and Dimes, $150;
Conservation of Glass, by Newton & Davison, $85;
Guide to Recording Historical Buildings, by ICOMOS, $37.95;
Measured Drawings for Architects, by Chitham, $45.
The report offers descriptive models for preservation programs, including: Examination of preservation program components, organization and staffing models for mature preservation programs, benchmarks for personnel, preservation expenditures, an production levels for collection of four different sizes, case studies illustrating the evolution of preservation program development within four different ARL libraries.
A short 16-page guide to Conservation programs in the USA. Free.
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