Volume 13, Number 3, Sept 1991, pp.27-28


Rosanna Zubiate, column editor
Materials Issues in Art and Archaeology II, Volume 185 from the MRS Symposium Proceedings Series. Editors: P.B. Vandiver, J. Druzik, G.S. Wheeler. MRS Publications Department, 9800 McKnight Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15237. $52. 845 pages.

The second in a series on issues posed by ancient materials. This proceedings volume presents new and current research which concerns interdisciplinary studies of art, archaeology, architecture, ancient technology, and conservation; shares an empirical methodology of observation and measurement; and uses the knowledge, methods and tools of material science and engineering.

The publisher Archetype Books, 12-14 Hall Square, Denbigh, Clwyd, LL 16 3NU, United Kingdom, offers a large selection of books on such topics as Conservation of Antiquities/Materials/Science, Museum Studies, and Archaeology. They can be ordered by mail at the above address, by telephone on 0745 815006, or by fax on: 0745 813484.

Guideline for Conservation Framing of Works of Art on Paper

The professional association known as The Institute of Paper Conservation, Leigh Lodge, Leigh, Worcester, WR6 5LB, England, has published a short manual titled, Guideline for Conservation Framing of Works of Art on Paper. The manual explains what conservation framing is, why works of art on paper need protection, mounting, the conservation mount, glazing, reusing old frames and more.

Manuale per la Conservazione e il Restauro de Disegni e Stampe Antichi, Editors: C. James, C. Corrigan, M.C. Enshaian, M.R Greca. Available through Casa Editrice Leo S. Olschki, Casella Postale 66, 50100 Florence, Italy, 1991, 244 pages, 190,000 lira.

The conservation and restoration of old master drawings and prints is presented in this handbook. The material is divided into three parts: The material aspects of works of art on paper; conservation; restoration.

Journal of Archaeological Science
Editors: K.W. Butzer, K.J. Edwards, R.G. Klein, S. Limbrey. Send orders to: Journals Promotion Department, Academic Press, Inc., 1250 Sixth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101. Publication: 6 issues a year. Subscription: Volume 18, 1991, $240.

"The Journal of Archaeological Science is aimed at archaeologists and scientists with particular interests in advances in the application of scientific techniques and methodologies to all areas of archaeology."

The publisher Butterworth Heinemann, 80 Montvale Ave., Stoneham, MA 02180 offers a selection of books having to do with architecture. Following are some of the titles offered.

Conservation of Building and Decorative Stone, by Ashurst and Dimes, $150;
Conservation of Glass, by Newton & Davison, $85;
Guide to Recording Historical Buildings, by ICOMOS, $37.95;
Measured Drawings for Architects, by Chitham, $45.

Preservation Program Models, by J. Merrill-Oldam, C.C. Morrow and M. Roosa. Available through Association of Research Libraries, 1527 New Hampshire Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20036. $40.

The report offers descriptive models for preservation programs, including: Examination of preservation program components, organization and staffing models for mature preservation programs, benchmarks for personnel, preservation expenditures, an production levels for collection of four different sizes, case studies illustrating the evolution of preservation program development within four different ARL libraries.

Conservation Training in the United States. 1989. Available through the AIC, 1400 16th Street NW, Suite 340, Washington, DC 20036.

A short 16-page guide to Conservation programs in the USA. Free.

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