Volume 11, Number 1, Jan. 1989, pp.11-12


Rosanna Zubiate, column editor
Barbara A. Purdy, Ed., Wet Site Archaeology.

The many responsibilities and rewards of recovering water-saturated deposits are presented in this publication. Other topics included are: innovative excavation and preservation methods, formula for establishing priorities for excavating wet sites, and how to determine when enough of a wet site has been sampled. 500pp. $45.00 The Telford Press, 285 Bloomfield Avenue, Caldwell, NJ 07006.

Butterworths Publishers (80 Montvale Avenue, Stoneham, MA 02180) have added some new titles to their series "Conservation & Museology":
Colin Pearson. Conservation of Marine Archaeological Objects.

The Conservation of artifacts recovered from shipwrecks and the underwater environmental degradation processes incurred on the various types of objects found are discussed in this publication. 1988, 312pp. $75.00.

Frank Howie. Safety in Museums and Galleries.

The book "...is designed to assist those responsible for safety issues to identify areas for attention, implement effective safety policies, and design safe working systems." $33.00.

Roy Newton and Sandra Davison. The Conservation of Glass.

...is the only book currently available that...[provides] both the theoretical background and the practical procedures used in conserving stained glass, vessel glass, and excavated waterlogged glass. 1988, 366pp. $80.00.

Denis Rouart, translated by Pia de Santis, Sarah Fisher, and Shelley Fletcher. Degas in Search of his Technique. B/W & color illustrations. 1988, 139pp. Rizzoli Publishers, New York.

Royal Society of Chemistry Publication, An Introduction to Applications of Light Microscopy in Analysis.

"This new book reviews recent experience of the application of the light microscope in its various forms, to a range of analytical applications." Approximately 200 pp, $63.00.

Royal Society of Chemistry Publication, Chemical Safety Data Sheets - Volume I: Solvents, Provides up to date information on over 100 representative solvents. Approximately $79.00, 300 pp.

Both are available through CRC Press, Inc., 2000 Corporate Blvd., N.W., Boca Raton, Florida 33431, or call toll-free to order on 30-day approval: (800) 272-7737. The National Institute for the Conservation of Cultural Property has published a Directory of Members. Available for $10.00 from NIC, A & I-2225, 900 Jefferson Drive, SW, Washington, DC 20560.

All back numbers of the WAAC Newsletter are available for sale. Each deluxe issue costs $5.00 and is available from the Secretary/Treasurer, Janice Mae Schopfer. Please specify the volume and number or the month and year when ordering. (New members receive all issues for the membership year in which they join.)

Additional copies of the Ten Year Cumulative Index to the WAAC Newsletter are available for $5.00.

The WAAC Resource File is a comprehensive card file system of conservation resources published in 1982 that contains over 300 entries covering all areas of conservation. (See note in From The Editor before ordering.) Available for $20 to WAAC members, postage paid, or $25 to non-members. Write to Tatyana Thompson, 1453-B 14th Street, Santa Monica, CA 90404.


Edwin Newman, narrator.
"Return to Glory, Michelangelo Revealed. The Restoration of the Sistine Chapel."
Produced by Akira Aoki, Aubrey Singer, and Stephen Hearst for Nippon Television Network Corporation in 1986 released by Crown Video. "Entertaining and educational, with an uncomplicated presentation of the testing and analysis carried out to discern Michelangelo's paints and varnishes from those of restorers. Eloquently narrated and beautifully filmed." Marie Svoboda, Norton Simon Museum Bookshop. Mail order by calling: Norton Simon Museum (818) 449-6840 and ask for bookstore, Thursday to Sunday 12-6 pm.

"A Month in the Country,"
based on the novel by J.L. Carr, is now out on video, in case you missed its theatrical release. The story revolves around a shell-shocked World War I veteran commissioned to restore a church mural.

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