Volume 13, Number 2, May 1991, p.30


Rosanna Zubiate, column editor
The Merck Index: Eleventh/Centennial Edition, Produced by Merck & Co., Inc., Professional Handbooks, P.O. Box 2000, WBS 435; Rahway, NJ 07065. Telephone 800/659-6598. Postpaid cost: $35.00.

The Merck Index provides important information about thousands of chemical compounds, including alternate chemical names; tradenames; molecular formula; molecular weight; literature references; patent and chemical information; biological, pharmacological and clinical information; structure; toxicity data; and more.

The Conservation and Technology of Musical Instruments: A Bibliographical Supplement to Art and Archaeology Technical Abstracts, Cary Karp, Editor. Expected publication date: September, 1991. Cost (estimated): $40 for individuals, $55 for institutions. Order from Art and Archaeology Technical Abstracts, The Getty Conservation Institute, 4503 Glencoe Avenue, Marina del Rey, CA 90292, phone 213/822-2299.

This volume compiles, in a single bound volume, abstracts on the following subjects: musical instrument conservation, musical instrument technology, performance practice as it relates to the conservation of musical instruments, and ethical issues arising in the conservation of musical instruments. The literature covered by the bibliography includes periodicals, published and unpublished monographs (including encyclopedias, collection catalogs, masters' theses and doctoral dissertations) and audiovisual sources. Historic primary sources, dating from the 16th century, will be given special attention. Numerous abstracts not previously available will also be published.

Textile Conservation Symposium in Honor of Pat Reeves, Catherine C. McLean and Patricia Connell, Editors. Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 1986. Hardcover, 84 pages, limited edition of only 700, only 50 copies left. $15.00 each.

Illustrated with 50 black and white and 10 color photographs, this festschrift includes 13 presentations by textile conservators, scientists and historians. To order, send a check for $15.00, payable to LACMA, to Catherine McLean, Conservation Center, LA County Museum of Art, 5905 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90036. Correction: In Max Saltzman's article, "Analysis of Dyes in Museum Textiles, or, You Can't Tell a Dye by Its Color," appearing in the above cited volume, plate #8 is incorrect. For a free copy of the correct color photograph, please send a stamped, self-addressed envelope to: Max Saltzman, 16428 Sloan Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90049.

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