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Publication on conservation of arms and armour

From: Robert Smith <member>
Date: Monday, February 20, 2006
A major new book on the conservation and restoration of arms and
armour has just been published. Make all Sure: The conservation and
restoration of arms and armour is based on the highly successful
conference held in Malta in 2002.

The volume consists of 19 essays covering such topics as:

    The conservation of armour from both Europe and Japan

    The conservation of a variety of arms including firearms,
    gunshields, painted shields, and archaeological material

    The analysis if arms and armour including gilded surfaces,
    crucible steels and Viking swords

    The history of arms conservation in Europe and the USA

Published by Basiliscoe Press, 144 pp, 126 B/W and 72 colour
illustrations UKP20 plus p&p UKP4 UK, UKP6 Europe, UKP10 North
America Please send a sterling cheque made payable to R D Smith
to:

    R.D. Smith
    Hawthorne Cottage
    Moorfield Road
    Leeds LS12 3SE, UK
    smithbrown [at] basiliscoe__fsnet__co__uk

Contents

    David Starley
    Only skin deep: Residual surface coatings on arms and armour

    Kilian Anheuser
    Historic techniques for the gilding of armour

    Ann Feuerbach
    Crucible steel: Production and identification

    Joachim Kinder, Martin Klein and Christian Segebade
    Metallurgical examination of Viking-age sword blades to reveal
    their pattern-welding technology

    Marilyn Hockey and Fleur Shearman
    Aspects of the conservation and restoration of archaeological
    arms and armour

    Anthony Read
    The conservation of the Wollaston Anglian helmet

    David Edge
    The restoration of a 15th century 'Gothic' equestrian armour in
    the Wallace Collection, London

    Robert Smith
    The conservation of armour

    Suzanne J. Kitto
    International rescue: An Anglo-Maltese collaboration

    Alison Draper
    Different approaches to the care of firearms

    Stephen C. Spiteri
    The storage and maintenance of weapons in the Palace Armoury,
    Malta, during the 17th and 18th centuries

    Simon Metcalf, Anthony R.E. North and Derek Balfour
    The conservation of a gun-shield from the arsenal of Henry VIII.
    Textiles meets arms and armour: The benefits of a
    multi-disciplinary research approach

    Stuart W. Pyhrr
    The restoration of medieval painted shields in the Metropolitan
    Museum

    Igor Ravbar
    The conservation of a Japanese armour

    Lasse Mattila
    The conservation and display of  a Japanese armour from the Edo
    period

    Stuart W. Pyrhh
    A history of arms and armour conservation at the Metropolitan
    Museum

    Lisen Tamm
    Metals conservation at the Royal Armoury in Stockholm

    Ruth Rhynas Brown
    The armourers' chest: Looking after armour in the 17th century

    Guy M. Wilson
    Through a glass darkly


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