Volume 13, Number 1, Jan. 1991, p.33


Rosanna Zubiate, column editor
Preprints of the 9th Triennial Meeting of the ICOM Committee for Conservation, Dresden, GDR (August 1990)

Now available from the J. Paul Getty Book Distribution Center, P.O. Box 2112, Santa Monica, CA 90406. Cost: $100 plus $7 shipping and handling charges for the 2-volume set. This publication was made possible by the generous support of the Samuel H. Kress Foundation.

Preprints of the 8th Triennial Meeting of the ICOM Committee for Conservation, Sydney, Australia (1987)

Now available from the J. Paul Getty Book Distribution Center, P.O. Box 2112, Santa Monica, CA 90406. Cost: $100 plus shipping and handling charges for the 3-volume set.

Conservation Wise Guide. By Alice R. Hoveman, Alaska State Museum, Juneau, April 1985, 8.5 x 11, 32 pages.

The author is the former conservator of the Alaska State Museum; she wrote this manual for collectors, curators and registrars of objects from Alaska who do not have training in conservation. Publication was funded by IMS. It can be ordered for $5.00 plus $5.00 shipping and handling from: Friends of the Alaska State Museum Shop, 395 Whittier Street, Juneau, AK 99801, 907/465-2901.

Robin Tichane Works 1967-1990. By Robin Tichane and Peter Frank.

Tichane, a former paintings conservator with the Asian Art Museum, San Francisco (1987-88) and former member of WAAC presents this colorful and insightful catalogue of his work, both painting and drawings. The catalogue is printed by Phelps/Schaeffer Lithographics Co., Inc., Brisbane, 1990.

Material Issues in Art and Archaeology II (forthcoming). James R.

Druzik, Pamela B. Vandiver George Wheeler, eds. "Proceedings from this symposium, held in San Francisco April 16-21, 1990, will soon be published. Topics: mechanical, physical and chemical properties of art materials ancient ceramics; ancient ceramics and textiles; ancient metallurgy; ancient and modern metallurgy; protective treatment of adobe, stone and stained glass; conservation of organic materials; and characterization through compositional and structural analysis." For further information about publication, MRS, 9800 McKnight Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15237. $47 MRS members; $52 otherwise.

Microscopic Analysis in Archaeology: A Special Issue of the MRS Bulletin. Guest editors: Christopher Stevenson and Christine Prior.

Feature articles include: Petrographic Analysis in Archaeological Ceramics, Determining the Origin and Age of Metal Artifacts; Characterization of Grass Phytoliths for Archaeological Analysis; Expert Vision Systems in Archaeometry, Microwear Analysis of Prehistoric Stone Tools. Single copy price: $10. MRS, 9800 McKnight Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15237.

Paper Preservation: Current Issues & Recent Developments, Edited by Philip Luner.

"This compilation of 35 articles, written by authorities in the field, addresses the concerns and problems of deterioration of archival documents in the world's libraries, museums and cultural institutions. The book is an edited version of papers presented at the 1988 TAPPI Paper Preservation Symposium." 1990. 150 pp. Order L 01 01 R175. TAPPI members: $58. Otherwise: $88. TAPPI Press, P.O. Box 102556, Atlanta, GA 30368-0556.

Paper Conservation Catalog.

Catherine I. Maynor, Project Director. "The Paper Conservation Catalog presents detailed information on how to preserve such works on paper as prints, drawings, maps, manuscripts and printed documents. The methods, materials, and expertise compiled in the catalog provide readers with an understanding of the complexities of conservation problems and treatment methods." The 7th edition will be completed September 1990. The 5th and 6th editions (1988 and '89) are available for $8 per copy, plus postage and handling. AIC 1400 16th Street N Suite 340, Washington, DC 20036.

Equipment for Conservation

A bilingual (Spanish/Portuguese) publication on the design and construction of conservation equipment with components made in Latin America. $4.00. Available from Conservation Materials Ltd. Box 2884, Sparks, NV 89431; 702/331-0582.

1991 IIC-CG Conservation Calendar

A humorous calendar with cartoons for each month contributed by an international group of conservators. Noteworthy dates are also highlighted, such as "Birthdate of Hans van Meegeren, Dutch forger, 1889," and "Florence floods, 1966," as well as dates of conferences and publication deadlines. The price has been reduced to $7.00 (shipping included). Order from: IIC-CG, P.O. Box 9195, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, K1G 3T9.

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