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Publication on conservation of geological collections

From: Sally Shelton <libsdnhm>
Date: Thursday, June 23, 1994
New publication: Conservation of Geological Collections: proceedings of
a conference held at the Welsh Folk Museum, National Museum of Wales on
Thursday 4 November 1993, edited by R. E. Child, published in the
Conservation Monograph series distributed by Archetype Publications,
London. Contents include

    *   The effect of the museum environment on geological collections:
        R. E. Child

    *   Environmental effects on geological material:

        i.   Pyrite decay: C. J. Buttler
        ii.  Damage to sub-fossil bone: C. J. Buttler
        iii. Damage to shale: D. Dollery
        iv.  Salt efflorescence and damage: R. E. Child
        v.   Light induced changes of minerals: J. Horak

    *   Previous treatments, problems and solutions: D. Dollery

    *   Conservation records and specimen surveys: C. J. Buttler

    *   Hazardous specimens and their control: M. Lambert

    *   Good storage practice

        i.   stores and storage materials: R. E. Child
        ii.  Cleaning: D. Dollery
        iii. Packaging: C. J. Buttler

Good summary of up-to-date information. Order from Archetype
Publications Ltd., 31-34 Gordon Square, London   WC1H 0PY, UK.  ISBN 1
873132 60 3, ISSN 0969-1723. No, I don't know the price; I received a
review copy.

Sally Shelton
Collections Conservation Specialist
San Diego Natural History Museum

                   Conservation DistList Instance 8:4
                   Distributed: Sunday, June 26, 1994
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Received on Thursday, 23 June, 1994

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