Pdf ebook: The Curation and Care of Museum Collections

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Summary: Museum curators enter the profession with a specialist subject qualification and yet at some point in their career, many curators find themselves in charge

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  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 0429958994
  • Genre: Art
  • Number of Pages: 206
  • Language: English
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Description: Museum curators enter the profession with a specialist subject qualification and yet at some point in their career, many curators find themselves in charge of a range of collections outside of their expert knowledge. Interpreting, curating and caring for mixed collections demands of curators a wide range of knowledge and understanding. The Curation and Care of Museum Collections is designed to give curators the fundamental information and confidence they need to manage and care for all of the collections within their responsibility, regardless of their previous training and experience. Comprising two sections – Museum Collections, and Collection Development and Care – the chapters cover archaeology, art, history, military and natural sciences collections, as well as heritage properties. Every chapter in the book is focused on one type of collection, but all chapters in the collection management section contain advice on topics such as organisational philosophy, documentation, legal issues and materials in order to provide a useful and comprehensive guide to managing collections. The collection care section is structured in the same way, considering the issues of storage; display; handling; moving; packing; housekeeping; health and safety; emergency preparedness; and pest, pollution, environmental, light and vibration management. The contributors to this book are experienced museum professionals, each with their own specialism and a deep understanding of what it means to work in the context of mixed collections. Providing a highly practical guide, The Curation and Care of Museum Collections is essential reading for curators working in all types of museums, galleries and heritage sites, and for students of museology courses around the world.


Pdf ebook: Between Two Earthquakes

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Summary: This handbook addresses three areas of concern for the museum administrator concerning the protection of historic buildings, monuments, and archaeological

  • Author : Sir Bernard M. Feilden
  • Publisher: Getty Publications
  • ISBN: 089236128X
  • Genre: Art
  • Number of Pages: 108
  • Language: English
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Description: This handbook addresses three areas of concern for the museum administrator concerning the protection of historic buildings, monuments, and archaeological sites located in seismic areas. It proposes pre-disaster measures such as taking accurate and complete documentation (photogrammetry is discussed in one of the 13 appendixes), risk awareness, planning, maintenance and inspections, etc. Second, when an earthquake strikes, the immediate emergency steps necessary to protect life and property are indicated; and after the earthquake, the strengthening of valuable cultural property (based on the Modified Mercalli Intensity Scale, also in an appendix) should be included in the general program of prevention maintenance along with the repairs discussed in detail applicable to each architectural element, and to the site as a whole.


Pdf ebook: The Museum Environment

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Summary: The Museum Environment, Second Edition deals with the behavior and conservation of the various classes of museum exhibit. This book is divided into six sec

  • Author : Garry Thomson
  • Publisher: Elsevier
  • ISBN: 1483102718
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Number of Pages: 312
  • Language: English
  • Views: 442
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Description: The Museum Environment, Second Edition deals with the behavior and conservation of the various classes of museum exhibit. This book is divided into six sections that provide museum specifications for conservation. This text highlights the three contributing factors in the deterioration and decay of museum exhibits, namely light, humidity, and air pollution. Each section describes the mechanism of deterioration and the appropriate “preventive conservation . The changes in this edition from the previous include the electronic hygrometry, fluorescent lamps, buffered cases, air conditioning systems, and data logging and control in historic buildings. This book is of great value to conservation researchers and museum workers.


Pdf ebook: Conservation of Plastics

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Summary: 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 fe

  • Author : Yvonne Shashoua
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1136415157
  • Genre: Antiques & Collectibles
  • Number of Pages: 304
  • Language: English
  • Views: 1286
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Description: 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 essential knowledge needed to keep plastic pieces in the best possible condition so that they can continue to be enjoyed for many years. The historical development of plastics, as well as the technology, their physical and chemical properties, identification, degradation and conservation are all clearly and concisely covered within this single volume, making it an invaluable reference for the increasing number of conservators and curators that are encountering plastics in their day to day work.


Pdf ebook: Stone Conservation

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Summary: First published in 1996, this volume has been substantially updated to reflect new research in the conservation of stone monuments, sculpture, and archaeol

  • Author : Clifford A. Price,Eric Doehne
  • Publisher: Getty Publications
  • ISBN: 1606060465
  • Genre: Art
  • Number of Pages: 164
  • Language: English
  • Views: 440
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Description: First published in 1996, this volume has been substantially updated to reflect new research in the conservation of stone monuments, sculpture, and archaeological sites.


Pdf ebook: Monitoring for Gaseous Pollutants in Museum Environments

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Summary: With an emphasis on passive sampling, this volume focuses on the environmental monitoring for common gaseous pollutants. It offers an overview of the histo

  • Author : Cecily M. Grzywacz
  • Publisher: Getty Publications
  • ISBN: 0892368519
  • Genre: Art
  • Number of Pages: 160
  • Language: English
  • Views: 1538
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Description: With an emphasis on passive sampling, this volume focuses on the environmental monitoring for common gaseous pollutants. It offers an overview of the history and nature of pollutants of concern to museums and the challenges facing scientists, conservators, and managers seeking to develop target pollutant guidelines to protect cultural property.


Pdf ebook: Historical Painting Techniques, Materials, and Studio Practice

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Summary: Bridging the fields of conservation, art history, and museum curating, this volume contains the principal papers from an international symposium titled "Hi

  • Author : Arie Wallert
  • Publisher: Getty Publications
  • ISBN: 0892363223
  • Genre: Art
  • Number of Pages: 240
  • Language: English
  • Views: 329
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Description: Bridging the fields of conservation, art history, and museum curating, this volume contains the principal papers from an international symposium titled "Historical Painting Techniques, Materials, and Studio Practice" at the University of Leiden in Amsterdam, Netherlands, from June 26 to 29, 1995. The symposium—designed for art historians, conservators, conservation scientists, and museum curators worldwide—was organized by the Department of Art History at the University of Leiden and the Art History Department of the Central Research Laboratory for Objects of Art and Science in Amsterdam. Twenty-five contributors representing museums and conservation institutions throughout the world provide recent research on historical painting techniques, including wall painting and polychrome sculpture. Topics cover the latest art historical research and scientific analyses of original techniques and materials, as well as historical sources, such as medieval treatises and descriptions of painting techniques in historical literature. Chapters include the painting methods of Rembrandt and Vermeer, Dutch 17th-century landscape painting, wall paintings in English churches, Chinese paintings on paper and canvas, and Tibetan thangkas. Color plates and black-and-white photographs illustrate works from the Middle Ages to the 20th century.