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Publication on preventive conservation

From: Christos Karydis <c.karydis>
Date: Tuesday, January 17, 2006
Introduction to the Preventive Conservation of Textiles
Futura Publications, Athens 2006.
ISBN: 960-6654-08-7

This book has been published in Greek and designed to advice
students in conservation and archaeology field, curators and keepers
of monastic collections and others with no particular experience in
the preservation of textiles. It is an introduction giving brief
guidelines presenting the importance and the fragility of the
ecclesiastical and historic textile artefacts. Bringing awareness to
the non-specialists, underlying the nowadays-preventive conservation

The book is divided into the following chapters:

    1. Preventive Conservation

    2. Documentation
        2.1 Sampling: Method and Greek Law
        2.2 Fibre Identification (Analytical Equipment Techniques)
        2.3 Primary Weaving Techniques

    3. Main Chemical, Mechanical and Biological Types of Damages

    4. Environmental Conditions
        4.1 Relative Humidity-Temperature
        4.2 Lighting, 4-2-1 Types of Museum Lighting

    5. Insect Attack and the protection of textiles

    6. Pollution and Dust

    7. Transportation

    8. Water Disaster: First Aids

    9. Storage
        9.1. Storage Materials
        9.2. Storage Materials: Finishing Removals

    10. Conservation
        10.1 Ethical Considerations for the Conservation of the
        Orthodox Ecclesiastical Textiles
        10.2 Detergents

    11. List of International Organisations in Conservation, Museum
        Studies and Culture Heritage

    12. Further Reading List

    13. References

    14. Appendixes: Documentation Report for Textile

For more information inquiries should be directed to Christos
Karydis at c.karydis [at] gmail__com or futura [at] ath__forthnet__gr

Christos Karydis
PhD Textile Conservation Researcher
University of Lincoln, Conservation Unit
Chad Varah House
Wordsworth Street
Lincoln LNI 3BP
Fax: +44 1522 895119

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