Volume 11, Number 2, May 1989, p.16


Rosanna Zubiate, column editor

Central Research Laboratory for Objects of Art and Science, offer the Proceedings of a meeting held in Amsterdam (9-11 June 1986) by the ICOM International Committee for Conservation Working Group on Conservation of Leathercraft and Related Objects, "Symposium on Ethnographic and Waterlogged Leather." Central Research Laboratory for Objects of Art and Science, P.O. Box 5132, 1007 AC Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

National Gallery, London. National Gallery Technical Bulletin. "An annual record of current work at the National Gallery on the conservation and restoration of painting and of the scientific research now being carried out." National Gallery Publications, The National Gallery, Trafalgar Square, London WC2N 5DN, UK. Volume 12, 80 pages, 18 colour plates, 8 pounds.

Chantriaux-Vicard, E. "Conservation-restauration des mosaiques de pavement." Conservation des sites et du mobilier archeologiques: principes et methodes. Etudes et documents sur le patrimoine culturel, 15, Unesco, Paris, 1988.

Sayre, Edward V.; Vandiver, Pamela; Druzik, James; Stevenson, Christopher; Editors. Materials Issues in Art and Archaeology Published by the Materials Research Society, Publications Department, 9800 McKnight Road, Suite 327, Pittsburgh, PA 15237. A comprehensive study divided into Part I: Structural and Compositional Analyses; Part II: Ancient Materials Technology; and Part III: Processes of Deterioration and Conservation. 1988, 321 pages, $53.00.

Chandra L. Reedey, "Casting and Decorating Technology" in The Art and Architecture of Ancient Kashmir, edited by Pratapaditya Pal, pp 95-104, Bombay, Marg Publications, 1989.

Chandra L. Reedey, "Determining Region of Origin of Himalayan Copper Alloy Statues through Technical Analysis" in A Pot-Pourri of Indian Art, edited by Pratapaditya Pal, pp 75-98, Bombay, Marg Publications, 1989.

Tony Rajer. Equipment for Conservation. A bilingual (Spanish/Portuguese, NO English) publication on the design and construction of conservation equipment with components made in Latin America. Available from Conservation Materials, Ltd., $4.00.

Herbert P. Home, Reprint edition 1970, The Binding of Books: An Essay in the History of Gold-tooled Bindings, the second edition, edited by A.W. Pollard, illustrated, 232 pages, Haskell House. Sale price $16.95 from The Scholar's Bookshelf; 51 Everett Drive; Princeton Jct, NJ 08550.

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. New members automatically receive the 10 Year Index.

Audiovisual and Video

From the Audiovisual Program of the Office of Museum Programs, Smithsonian Institution: Audiovisual programs for Museums covering many topics, among these, Archives, Books, Careers, Environment, Historic Preservation, Interpretation, Metal, Painting, Paper, Photography, Pottery, Sculpture, Security, and Textiles. For more information write or call: Audiovisual Program, Office of Museum Programs, Arts & Industries Building, Room 2235, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC 50560; tel. (202) 357-3101.

Istor Productions & the Caber Press have released a new catalog of their videotapes. Istor Productions, 7549 N. Fenwick, Portland, OR 97217.

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