Practical Conservation of Archaeological Objects

Practical Conservation of Archaeological Objects

The book is richly illustrated with before and after photos of these projects and is fully indexed. The technology and tools used are described in great detail. Truly, this is a manual that every conservator needs at hand.

Author: Douglas R. Armstrong

Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub

ISBN: 1480100552

Category: Reference

Page: 250

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Master conservator Douglas R. Armstrong imparts his many years of first-hand, practical experience in the field of marine artifact conservation within the pages of "Practical Conservation of Archaeological Objects". This newly updated version for 2012 includes his methods of cleaning coins recovered from a number of shipwrecks, in particular the inventory of the Chanduy Reef Capitana, and the Consolacion in Ecuador. This is a manual of proven methods that all collectors, be they archaeologists or treasure hunters, at land or at sea, will find indispensable when restoring and conserving a wide range of objects, ranging from buttons, cannon, sword handles, or glassware, to pieces of eight. The author was the first craftsman to handle many objects hereto untouched by conservators of the day, not the least of which are delicate pistols, one of the first wrought iron guns, the original Tumbaga bars of the Bahamas, and a bronze saker made for King Henry VIII. The book is richly illustrated with before and after photos of these projects and is fully indexed. The technology and tools used are described in great detail. Truly, this is a manual that every conservator needs at hand.
Categories: Reference

Elements of Archaeological Conservation

Elements of Archaeological Conservation

Clearly laid out and fully illustrated, this is the only comprehensive book on the subject at an introductory level.

Author: J.M. Cronyn

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134982202

Category: Social Science

Page: 348

View: 327

Clearly laid out and fully illustrated, this is the only comprehensive book on the subject at an introductory level. Perfect as a practical reference book for professional and students who work with excavated materials, and as an introduction for those training as archaeological conservators.
Categories: Social Science

A Practical Guide to the Conservation and Care of Collections

A Practical Guide to the Conservation and Care of Collections

Store objects contaminated with metal corrosion products separately from
uncontaminated artefacts . ... Leskard , M. , 1987 , The packing and transportation
of marine archaeological objects , in Conservation of Marine Archaeological
Objects ...

Author: David Gilroy

Publisher:

ISBN: CORNELL:31924073946273

Category: Museum conservation methods

Page: 181

View: 286

This book presents essential knowledge to enable the reader to preserve our heritage. Chapters cover the treatment for leather, textiles, ivory and bones, wood, paper and books, photos, paintings, ceramics, glass, stone, metals, wet material and modern organic materials. It is user-friendly and acts as a guide through some of the more technical details. Excellent colour plates.
Categories: Museum conservation methods

Conservation of Marine Archaeological Objects

Conservation of Marine Archaeological Objects

... in any spare time available to them in between treating artefacts, or by
archaeologists who were not able to afford to hire a conservator. Thus our ... 9.10
Practical conservation methods 9.10.1 Impregnation tank construction PEG
solutions ...

Author: Colin Pearson

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9781483294650

Category: History

Page: 360

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Over the past twenty years there has been a significant increase in underwater activities such as scuba diving which, coupled with the adventure andromance always associated with shipwrecks, has led to rapid developments in the discovery and excavation of shipwrecked material. These shipwrecks are invaluable archaeological 'time capsules', which in themajoriety of cases have come to an equilibrium with their environment. As soon as artefacts on the wreck site are moved, this equilibrium is disturbed, and the artefacts may commence to deteriorate, sometimes in a rapid and devastating fashion. In fact excavation without having conservation facilities available is vandalism--the artefacts are much safer being left on the sea bed. Such famous shipwrecks as the Mary Rose (1545), the Wasa (1628) and the Batabia (1629) have not only brought the world's attention to these unique finds, but have also produced tremendous conservation problems. The treatment of a 30 metre waterlogged wooden hull or large cast iron cannon is still causing headaches to conservators.
Categories: History

Basic Methods of Conserving Underwater Archaeological Material Culture

Basic Methods of Conserving Underwater Archaeological Material Culture

1982b A practical comparative study of several treatments for waterlogged wood .
Studies in Conservation , 27 : 124 – 136 . 1987 Waterlogged Wood . In
Conservation of Marine Archaeological Objects , Colin Pearson , editor , 55 - 67 .

Author: Donny L. Hamilton

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015051886961

Category: Marine archaeologists

Page: 128

View: 718

Categories: Marine archaeologists

The Archaeologist s Manual for Conservation

The Archaeologist s Manual for Conservation

encouraged in conservation and is often the key to promoting good and complete
analysis of an artifact. ... More recent books concerning archaeological
conservation include, Colin Pearson, ed., Conservation of Marine Archaeological
Objects, ... In essence, they do not completely cross the practical application gap,
and in fact, tend to create an artificial separation between conservation and
archaeology.

Author: Bradley A. Rodgers

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780306486135

Category: Social Science

Page: 214

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This is a Foreword by an archaeologist, not a conservator, but as Brad Rodgers says, “Conservation has been steadily pulled from archaeology by the forces of specialization”(p. 3),andhewantstoremedythatsituationthroughthismanual. He seesthisworkasa“calltoactionforthenon-professionalconservator,”permitting “curators, conservators, and archaeologists to identify artifacts that need prof- sional attention and, allow these professionals to stabilize most artifacts in their own laboratories with minimal intervention, using simple non-toxic procedures” (p. 5). It is the mission of Brad’s manual to “bring conservation back into arch- ology” (p. 6). The degree of success of that goal depends on the degree to which archaeologists pay attention to, and put to use, what Brad has to say, because as he says, “The conservationist/archaeologist is responsible to make preparation for an artifact’s care even before it is excavated and after its storage into the foreseeable future”. . . a tremendous responsibility” (p. 10). The manual is a combination of highly technical as well as common sense methods of conserving wood, iron and other metals, ceramics, glass and stone, organicsandcomposits—afarbetterguidetoartifactconservationthanwasava- able to me when I ?rst faced that archaeological challenge at colonial Brunswick Town, North Carolina in 1958—a challenge still being faced by archaeologists today. The stage of conservation in 1958 is in dramatic contrast to the procedures Brad describes in this manual—conservation has indeed made great progress. For instance,acommonprocedurethenwastoheattheartifactsredhotinafurnace—a method that made me cringe.
Categories: Social Science

Berenike 1996

Berenike 1996

CHAPTER NINETEEN FINDS ' CONSERVATION H.J.M. Meijers 19.1
INTRODUCTION The author , a finds ... cleaning and conserving artefacts using
the scarce resources available on site , performing practical conservation where
required and advising on the storage of finds . 19.2 THE CONSERVATION OF
ARCHAEOLOGICAL FINDS Deterioration of an artefact begins as soon as it is in
contact with the ...

Author: Steven E. Sidebotham

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015048924214

Category: Barānīs (Egypt)

Page: 477

View: 441

Categories: Barānīs (Egypt)

Practical Archaeology

Practical Archaeology

An Introduction to Archaeological Field-work and Excavation Graham Webster ...
Lead tends to oxidise to a white powder , silver objects turn purple or black ,
while gold changes the least . ... decay and their laboratory treatment see H . J .
Plenderleith , The Conservation of Antiquities and Works of Art ( 1956 ) , chap . xi
.

Author: Graham Webster

Publisher: A & C Black

ISBN: UOM:39015002963513

Category: Archaeology

Page: 164

View: 272

Categories: Archaeology

Mural Conservation in Thailand

Mural Conservation in Thailand

professional competence in archaeology and the fine arts ; and foster mutual
understanding through joint programs in ... in the Conservation of Underwater
Archaeological Objects ( three months ) , 33 % theory and 66 % practical ,
involving ...

Author: Alexis Ziering

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015029069492

Category: Mural painting and decoration

Page: 88

View: 574

Categories: Mural painting and decoration

Helinium

Helinium

It is quite a useful summary , showing a very fair degree of insight into the
practical possibilities and problems . ... The problems of long term conservation of
archaeological objects are discussed by D. GUILLEMARD ( pp . 367-407 ) , who
looks ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UCLA:L0065375172

Category: Benelux countries

Page:

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Categories: Benelux countries

Museum Careers and Training

Museum Careers and Training

The Winterthur Program approaches the study of material culture in relation to
connoisseurship of the objects , the social context in ... collections of early
American artifacts — architecture , painting , sculpture , decorative arts , folk art ,
and the practical arts ... Major areas of study include textiles , paper , paintings ,
photographs , furniture , decorative and archaeological objects , and
conservation science .

Author: Victor J. Danilov

Publisher: Greenwood

ISBN: UOM:39015033344451

Category: Art

Page: 546

View: 974

"...Large public libraries may wish to add this guide because of its comprehensive list of training programs. Emphasizes the value of museum training programs." Reference Books Bulletin
Categories: Art

Guide to Museum Studies Training in the United States

Guide to Museum Studies   Training in the United States

These courses include numerous visits to other museums and practical hands -
on projects . ... offered are textiles , paper , paintings , photographs , furniture ,
decorative , ethnographic and archaeological objects , and conservation science
.

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39076001714810

Category: Museum techniques

Page:

View: 795

Categories: Museum techniques

Conservation of Cultural Property in India

Conservation of Cultural Property in India

20 , 000 or even more objects of a varied nature like manuscripts , bronze images
, sculputres , textiles , paintings and other types of objects normally possessed by
a museum . ... The Archaeological Survey of India has a paper on conservation in
their course leading to Diploma in Archaeology but that course is meant ... How
can one teach a practical subject like conservation without a proper laboratory ?

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:B4301156

Category: Cultural property

Page:

View: 396

Categories: Cultural property

Manual on the Technique of Archaeological Excavations

Manual on the Technique of Archaeological Excavations

CONSERVATION. OF. ARCHÆOLOGICAL. GROUPS. AND. OF. THE. OBJECTS.
DISCOVERED. The conservation of excavated material is a branch of practical
archæology too often neglected in field work , on the ground that it requires ...

Author: International Museum Office

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015003450353

Category: Archaeology

Page: 235

View: 104

Categories: Archaeology

Liste Des Acquisitions

Liste Des Acquisitions

Author: International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and the Restoration of Cultural Property. Library

Publisher:

ISBN: UVA:X001789454

Category: Architecture

Page:

View: 240

Categories: Architecture

Annual Report

Annual Report

Author: India. Department of Culture

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015064836870

Category: India

Page:

View: 571

Categories: India

Science and Archaeology

Science and Archaeology

Science and Archaeology no.10 ( 1973 ) A word or two about the title Machina
Carnis might. Reed , R. , 1973 Ancient Skins ... The treatment of finds and their
conservation is fully covered in a practical and helpful way . It is refreshing to
read a ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105007252369

Category: Archaeology

Page:

View: 684

Categories: Archaeology

IIC News

IIC News

Stuttgart A course of specialization in the study and conservation of
archaeological objects . ... Its aims are to convey to restorers the theoretical and
practical knowledge necessary for the technical study of archaeological objects ,
to help in ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:B5182320

Category: Art

Page:

View: 801

Categories: Art

The London Archaeologist

The London Archaeologist

... Photographic Workshop Identification of Wood Drawing Archaeological Finds
Roman London Identification of Animal Bones Ceramic Technology Landscape
Archaeology Nautical Archaeology Ancient Pottery ( practical ) CONSERVATION
 ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015069006503

Category: London (England)

Page:

View: 777

Categories: London (England)