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Subject: New book on metals and corrosion

New book on metals and corrosion

From: Shanna Ramsay <shanna_ramsay<-a>
Date: Thursday, January 27, 2005
The Canadian Conservation Institute is pleased to announce the
release of the following publication:

Metals and Corrosion: A Handbook for the Conservation Professional
by Lyndsie Selwyn

This book discusses the chemical and physical characteristics and
the corrosion products of nine common metals: aluminum, copper,
gold, iron, lead, nickel, silver, tin, and zinc. It answers
questions about these metals and their corrosion problems indoors,
outdoors, and in archaeological settings, and is intended as a
reference for conservators and conservation scientists: a place to
refresh their memory, get started reading the literature, or look up
alloys, plating combinations, and particular corrosion problems
encountered with metals in museums. It will be an ideal tool for all
heritage professionals who survey, care for, or treat metals, or who
come across metals during the course of their work.

This publication arose from the CCI workshop What's New in Old
Metals?, which deals with common metals and alloys in museums. While
preparing the didactic materials for this workshop, the author was
struck by the difficulty of finding easy-to-use reference material
to recommend to the participants. Instead, she resorted to compiling
a collection of notes for them that summarized information on the
various metals covered in the workshop. These notes were well
received, and she became convinced that a more detailed reference
would be useful.

Ordering information is available at


Shanna Ramsay, Marketing Officer
Canadian Conservation Institute
1030 Innes Rd
Ottawa ON K1A 0M5
Fax: 613-998-4721

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