Conservation of Easel Paintings is the first comprehensive text on the history, philosophy, and methods of treatment of easel paintings that combines both theory with practice. With contributions from an international group of experts and interviews with important artists, this volume provides an all-encompassing guide to necessary background knowledge in technical art history, artists' materials, scientific methods of examination and documentation, with sections that present varying approaches and methods for treatment, including consolidation, lining, cleaning, retouching, and varnishing. The book concludes with a section featuring issues of preventive conservation, storage, shipping, exhibition, lighting, safety issues, and public outreach. Conservation of Easel Paintings is a crucial resource in the training of conservation students and will provide generations of practicing paintings conservators and interested art historians, curators, directors, collectors, dealers, artists, and students of art and art history with invaluable information and guidance.
Proceedings of a Symposium at the J. Paul Getty Museum, 24–28 April 1995
Author: Kathleen Dardes
Publisher: Getty Publications
This volume presents the proceedings of an international symposium organized by the Getty Conservation Institute and the J. Paul Getty Museum. The first conference of its kind in twenty years, the symposium assembled an international group of conservators of painted panels, and gave them the opportunity to discuss their philosophies and share their work methods. Illustrated in color throughout, this volume presents thirty-one papers grouped into four topic areas: Wood Science and Technology, History of Panel-Manufacturing Techniques, History of the Structural Conservation of Panel Paintings, and Current Approaches to the Structural Conservation of Panel Paintings.
Choosing the right museum training course may be one of the most important decisions a person makes in their career. Whether you are already working in a museum or are just beginning training you will need the most comprehensive and up-to-date information. The International Directory of Museum Training provides a list of museum training programmes worldwide with detailed information about each course. Every entry contains information about subjects offered, numbers of students, scholarship opportunities, and contact names and addresses. International Directory of Museum Training is co-published with ICTOP, the training committee of ICOM. It is the successor to the widely recognised Museum Studies International, last published in 1988. This completely new and fully updated volume enhances the qualities of the earlier publication and updates the presentation to make the volume easier to use. This is an essential reference book for all who are hoping to develop a career in museum work or to enhance their professional qualifications.
This book is a comprehensive listing of opportunities for conservation training in various fields and at a variety of levels throughout the world. The Index is published jointly by the International Centre for the Study of Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property (ICCROM) and the Getty Conservation Institute.
This book presents novel applications of nanotechnology for the preservation of artistic and historical artifacts. It explains the scientific principles behind numerous nanomaterials and discusses their applications to different types of common movable and fixed artistic substrates. It starts with an overview of the nano-tools developed over the last three decades, such as dispersions of nanoparticles, micellar solutions, microemulsions and gels. Compared to traditional methods, these new tools have the benefit of considerably less impact on both the operators and the environment. Each chapter is dedicated to a specific type of cultural heritage material (wall and easel paintings, stone, paper, canvas and wood) starting with the main degradation paths and discussing protocols for the application of innovative nanomaterials-based tools for cleaning, consolidation, or deacidification, which represent the majority of the case studies encountered in restoration facilities, workshops and ateliers. The book provides step-by-step descriptions that are meant to support conservators in the application of these novel materials and methods. The aim of the book is to equip end-users and conservators with essential information and knowledge on the availability and applicability of different nano-materials and dispersed systems. While the book’s focus is on the practical aspects, interested readers will also find references to the relevant advanced colloid and material science literature. Main audience: Expert conservators, restorers and technical staff at conservation institutes and museums, students at conservation and restoration schools, and scientists who are new to the field of conservation of artistic and historical artifacts.
The Cambridge University Guide to Courses provides information about courses at Cambridge. The Guide is designed to assist schools and prospective candidates for admission by including much more information about the courses at the University than can be given in the Cambridge Admissions Prospectuses, which is available as a booklet and on the web at http://www.cam.ac.uk/CambUniv/ProspStudents.html.
LACONA VI Proceedings, Vienna, Austria, Sept. 21--25, 2005
Author: Johann Nimmrichter
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Category: Technology & Engineering
The field of "Lasers in the Conservation of Artworks" is gaining importance and restorers and laser scientists now work together to develop new applications. This book presents a fascinating and valuable application of laser technology. The proceedings of the 2005 congress addresses scientists, conservator-restorers, companies, architects, decision-makers and other experts involved in conservation projects or in the research of new laser equipment.