The U.S. National Park Service Museum Management Program is pleased to announce the publication of several new Conserve O Gram technical leaflets on the following topics:
– How To Select Gloves: An Overview For Collections Staff
– Care and Identification of Objects Made from Plastic
– Preparing and Storing Geological Drill Cores
– Digital Storage Media
The National Park Service (NPS) Conserve O Gram (COG) series is geared to collections management staff. Technical leaflets cover a range of collections types, including archives, ceramics, digital media, fine arts, furniture, leatherwork, natural history collections, photographs, and textiles. The COGs address specific procedures, techniques and materials on preservation, security, fire and curatorial safety, agents of deterioration, packing and shipping, storage, and disaster preparedness.
The NPS Conserve O Gram series and other NPS museum publications are available for free download at http://www.nps.gov/museum/publications/.
Textile Conservation: Advances in Practice demonstrates the development in the role and practice of the textile conservator and captures the current diversity of textile conservators’ work.
The book focuses on four major factors which have influenced development in textile conservation practice since the 1980s: the changing context, an evolution in the way conservators think about objects, the greater involvement of stakeholders, and technical developments. These are all integral to effective conservation decision-making.
. Includes case studies from the UK, USA and mainland Europe and Asia
. Assesses the conservation of objects in some of the world’s major cultural institutions
. Highly illustrated in full colour to show the effect of conservation in practice
Textile Conservation is a reference manual for textile conservators, textile conservation students and museum and heritage professionals.
Part One: The Changing Context. 1. Textile Conservation in the Heritage Sector, 2. Treatment Options: What Are We Conserving? 3. Engaging Communities. Part Two: Technical Advances. 4. Remedial Conservation, 5. Preventative Conservation, 6. Scientific Developments. Part Three: Future Needs and Influences. 7. The Future.
Former Programme Leader of the MA Textile Conservation, Textile Conservation Centre, UK
Principal, Textile Objects Conservation, Minnesota, USA
For more information and to order, visit Elsevier‘s website
The Getty’s (usually expensive) publication, Conservation of Ancient Sites on the Silk Road: Proceedings of an International Conference on the Conservation of Grotto Sites, is now available online as a PDF, check it out on their publications page>>
Smarthistory is multi-media web-book devoted to art history. The aim is to offer images for art historical study available to students, for whom text books in that field can be prohibitively expensive. It also intends to offer a more engaging and personal tone, via use of web publication and blogs. The site recently won a Webby Award for education.
The Conservation, Restoration, and Repair of Stringed Instruments and Their Bows is a three-volume publication from IPCI-Canada and Archetype Publications on stringed instruments and their bows. It was initiated in 2003 with the aim of raising $400,000 for the International Pernambuco Conservation Initiative. Read more about the book on the IPCI-Canada site>>