Author: Douglas R. ArmstrongPublish On: 2012-10-01
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
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.
Clearly laid out and fully illustrated, this is the only comprehensive book on the subject at an introductory level.
Author: J.M. Cronyn
Category: Social Science
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.
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
Category: Museum conservation methods
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.
... 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
Author: Colin Pearson
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.
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 .
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
Category: Social Science
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.
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 ...
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
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 ,
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
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
"...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
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
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: International Museum OfficePublish On: 1940
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...