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Architectural Tiles: Conservation and Restoration

by Lesley Durbin

Providing hands on advice for the conservator, Architectural Tiles: Conservation and Restoration is a unique and valuable guide.

Topics covered offer practical guidance on conservation and restoration techniques...


Care and Conservation of Geological Material

by Frank Howie

This is the first book to specifically address the preservation of an increasingly important group of materials. Techniques for processing minerals and rocks in the field and laboratory are outlined as well...


History of Architectural Conservation

by Jukka Jokilehto

A History of Architectural Conservation expands knowledge about the conservation of ancient monuments, works of art and historic buildings. It includes the origins of the interest in conservation within the...


Using Natural Finishes: Lime and Earth Based Plasters, Renders & Paints

by Adam Weismann & Katy Bryce

With step-by-step instructions for applying lime- and clay-based plasters, renders, and paints, this manual features information on the benefits of natural finishes for personal health, the environment, and...


Scientific Investigation of Copies, Fakes and Forgeries

by Paul Craddock

The faking and forgery of works of art and antiquities is probably now more extensive than ever before. The frauds are aided by new technologies, from ink jet printers to epoxy resins, and driven by the astronomic...


Pigment Compendium: Optical Microscopy of Historical Pigments

by Nicholas Eastaugh, Valentine Walsh & Tracey Chaplin

This is an essential purchase for all painting conservators and conservation scientists dealing with paintings and painted objects. It provides the first definitive manual dedicated to optical microscopy of...


Sustainability & Historic Preservation: Toward a Holistic View

by Richard Longstreth, Shary Page Berg & Rebecca Howell Crew

Sustainability and Historic Preservation: Towards a Holistic View broadens the horizons of the mushrooming drive to correlate the objectives of these two spheres. To date, discussions of the relationship between...


Conservation Treatment Methodology

by Barbara Appelbaum

Conservation Treatment Methodology presents a systematic approach to decision-making for conservation treatments. The methodology is applicable to all cultural property, independent of object type or material,...


Textile Conservator's Manual

by Sheila Landi

This second edition of 'Textile Conservator's Manual', now revised and available in paperback, provides an in-depth review of the current practice, ethics and materials used in textile conservation. Concentrating...


Conservation of Building and Decorative Stone

by F G Dimes & J. Ashurst

One of the problems which beset the practical conservation of stone buildings is the fragmentation of the disciplines involved. This book, with both volumes now available as one invaluable paperback, brings...


Tapestry Conservation: Principles and Practice

by Frances Lennard & Maria Hayward

Tapestry Conservation: Principles and Practice explores current practice and recent research in tapestry conservation, promoting awareness of recent developments among conservators and custodians of tapestries....


X-Radiography of Textiles, Dress and Related Objects

by Sonia O'Connor & Mary Brooks

X-radiography of textile objects reveals hidden features as well as unexpected components and materials. This non-destructive technique throws light on construction, manufacturing techniques, use, wear, repair,...


Italian Renaissance Frames at the V&a

by Christine Powell & Zoe Allen

This visually stunning and technically detailed book is an in-depth analysis of the materials and techniques used on thirty eight of the V&A's Renaissance frames. The book will teach the reader to recognise...


Conservation of Plastics

by Yvonne Shashoua

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...


Digital Heritage

by Lindsay MacDonald

In the fields of documentation and conservation of cultural heritage assets, there is a constant need for higher quality records and better analytical tools for extracting information about the condition of...


Fragments of the World: Uses of Museum Collections

by Suzanne Keene

During the past decade a number of individual museums have found imaginative ways of using their collections and of making them accessible. However, museum collections as a whole are enormous in size and quantity...


Managing Conservation in Museums

by Suzanne Keene

Explaining and critically reviewing management procedures such as performance indicators and strategic planning, this book shows how techniques from mainstream management can be used to facilitate a holistic...


Conservation of Ruins

by John Ashurst

Despite growing international awareness of the presence and significance of ruined buildings and archaeological sites, and the increasingly sophisticated technology available for the collection of data about...


Light for Art's Sake

by Christopher Cuttle

Conservation scientists in museums and galleries have a clear understanding of the damage that light can inflict on an object, but what of the designers that create exhibitions to display these precious items?...


Heritage Marketing

by Shashi Misiura

Heritage Marketing is a new and clearly written textbook that systematically addresses the principles of marketing as applied to the heritage sector. The 'heritage industry' and its growing importance internationally...