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New book--Ethics and Critical Thinking in Conservation

From: Bonnie Naugle <bnaugle<-at->
Date: Wednesday, December 4, 2013
The American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic
Works (AIC) has published a book on ethics in conservation, now
available in both a full-color hardcover edition and a black and
white paperback edition.

Ethics and Critical Thinking in Conservation is a collection of
essays that brings to focus a moment in the evolution of the complex
decision-making processes required when conservators consider the
treatment of cultural heritage materials. The papers presented here
are drawn from two consecutive years of presentations at the AIC
Annual Meeting General Sessions. These were, in 2010, The
Conservation Continuum: Examining the Past, Envisioning the Future,
and in 2011, Ethos Logos Pathos: Ethical Principles and Critical
Thinking in Conservation.

The slim volume is packed with nearly 50 figures and illustrations,
and contains eight essays and a book review:

    "Conservation in the 21st Century: Will a 20th Century Code of
    Ethics Suffice?"

        Barbara Appelbaum

    "Legacies from the Past: Previous Repairs"

        Deborah Bede

    "To Treat or Not to Treat: Decision-making in Preparing Archives
    for Digitization"

        Gabrielle Beentjes

    "Resuscitating Bamiyan's Buddhas? A Dispatch from Dresden, Two
    Lessons Learned"

        James Janowski

    "Objects of Trauma, Finding the Balance"

        Jane E. Klinger

    "On Time and the Modalities of Conservation"

        Frank Matero

    "The Frankenstein Syndrome"

        Salvador Munoz Vinas

    "Restoration Ethics Cleaning, and Perception: Case Studies from
    the Dutch Government Collection"

        W. Wei, Z. Benders, and E. Domela Nieuwenhuis

    Book Review: "Conservation Takes a Reflective Turn"

            George Wheeler

    Introduction by Nancie Ravenel

The book is available online at


and is priced at $39 for the hardcover and $19 for the paperback;
AIC members receive a $5 discount on the list price. International
pricing is higher due to extra shipping charges.

Contact Bonnie Naugle <bnaugle<-at->conservation-us<.>org> with any

Bonnie Naugle
Communications Manager, AIC

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