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Title Conservation science : heritage materials / edited by Eric May, Mark Jones.

Imprint Cambridge, UK : RSC Pub., ©2006.

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Description 1 online resource (xiii, 376 pages) : illustrations (some color)
Summary Conservation of artefacts and heritage materials is an increasingly popular and fascinating area, spanning both historical and scientific disciplines. Materials come in many forms ranging from sunken ships to tapestries, from buildings to books. With this wide range of matrices and materials to analyse and preserve, an interdisciplinary approach is needed drawing upon skills from many areas of knowledge. Conservation Science: Heritage Materials links these fields of research together forming a comprehensive text book that discusses analytical aspects, wall paintings, organic and inorganic materials. It provides up to date information on subjects including research on decay and degradation and an understanding of the deterioration mechanisms of historic and artistic works. Also included are a number of case studies of particularly important finds including the upkeep of the Mary Rose and the preservation of the sail on Nelsons ship HMS Victory. This book provides an essential guide and reference source for those working in all areas of heritage conservation.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction -- Methods in conservation -- Paper -- Textiles -- Leather -- Metals -- Glass and ceramics -- Plastics -- Stone -- Wall paintings: aspects of deterioration and restoration -- Conservation of ancient timbers from the sea -- In situ preservation of waterlogged archaeological sites.
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Subject Museum conservation methods.
Art objects -- Conservation and restoration.
Antiques -- Conservation and restoration.
Historic preservation.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author May, Eric.
Jones, Mark.
Other Form: Print version: Conservation science. Cambridge, UK : RSC Pub., ©2006 9780854046591 (DLC) 2007271444 (OCoLC)122291854
ISBN 9781847557629 (electronic bk.)
1847557627 (electronic bk.)