Volume 16, Number 1, Jan. 1994, pp.24-25
This 3-volume work (2,700 pages) is in preparation by the staff of the Frick Art Reference Library in New York. More than 10,000 artists who were born in or worked chiefly in Spain are included. Spanish Artists is available for $420 ($470 export) from G.K. Hall & Company, an imprint of Macmillan Publishing Company. Volume I is available in December 1993. Volumes II and III will be available in 1994-95. To place an order, call 800/257-5755 or write Order Department, G.K. Hall & Co., Macmillan Publishing Co., 100 Front Street, Box 500, Riverside NJ 08075-7500.
Make check for $10.00 plus $2.00 postage/handling payable to "Treasurer, IIC-CG." Mail order and payment to IIC-CG Membership Chair, P.O. Box 9195, Ottawa, Ontario, K1G 3T9.
Preventive conservation information for:
paper, textile, and wooden objects
metal, ceramic, glass, and stone objects
cellulose nitrate negatives
Covered in detail:
environmental monitoring and control
museum collections storage
curatorial health and safety
handling, packing and shipping
security and fire protection
scope of collections
collection planning, programming, and budgeting
The Conserve O Gram series of technical leaflets supplements the NPS Museum Handbook, Part I with guidance on procedures, techniques, and materials for:
A noteworthy publication from the Registrar's Committee - Western Region, a branch of the Registrars' Committee of the American Association of Museums. Registrar's Quarterly is a benefit of RC-WR membership, which costs $15.00 per year. To join, write Kathleen Clewell, Palm Springs Desert Museum, P.O. Box 2288, Palm Springs, California 92263.
Conservators and registrars ought to work closely and
cooperatively, and WAAC Newsletter has recently established a
publications exchange with Registrar's Quarterly, the publication of
an energetic association of western-states registrars. Their
quarterly is full of articles that should interest conservators. For
example, the Spring 1993 issue (28 pages), with the theme of
collection inventories, contained (among other articles) the
"Implementing a NAGPRA Inventory," by Deborah Slaney and Martin
"For the Records: Computerizing Anthropology Collections at Arizona State Museum," by C. Michael Barton
"Barcoding the Archival Way," by Lori D. Meeks
"Planning and Implementing a Collections Inventory," by Ann E. Erbacher
The Summer 1993 issue (28 pages), with the theme "Reduce, Reuse Recycle" included:
"The Top Five Brew: Disposal of Hazardous Conservation Waste," by Rebecca Snyder
COLCULTURA recently sent WAAC Newsletter a copy of the June 1992 issue of this handsome Spanish-language conservation serial. Note that a translation of an article by WAAC member Mark Gilberg originally published in Studies in Conservation (vol.36 n.2) appears in this volume. The following is a listing of the contents of the 96-page-long Volume 3 (June 1992). The journal includes color and black-and-white photographic illustrations, as well as drawings.
Importancia del Patrimonio Cultural Urbanistico: Justification de su preservacion, conservacion y restauracion, by Camilo Mendoza Laverde
Conservacion, Restauracion, Recuperacion del Espacio Publico, by Lorenzo Fonseca
La Real Fabrica de Villa de Leiva: Un ejemplo de tipologia industrial neogranadina, by Rodolfo Ulloa Vergara
Arte Rupestre: La conservacion y el estudio de un petroglifo que se rie, by Guillermo Munoz Castiblanco
Imagenes en Movimiento: Patromonio cultural de los colombianos, by Manuel Hormaza
Zurbaran en la Iglesia de San Francisco de Santafe de Bogota, by Maria Cecilia Alvarez White
Restauracion de la pintura "El Triunfo de Flora," by Ricardo Quiroga Riviere
Restauracion de las Pinturas de la Casa de Juan de Vargas, by Rodolfo Vallin Magana
Efecto de Atmosferas don Bajo Contenido de Oxigeno Sobre las Plagas de Museo, by Mark Gilberg
Escuela de Restauracion: El conservador-restaurador, una definicion de las profesion
Programa de restauracion de bienes-muebles
Investigaciones y Trabajos en Proceso
This Special Resource Issue contains an 8-page section on "Health and Safety Resources for the Arts," with the following subheadings:
Occupational Health Clinics (U.S.A. and Canada)
Arts Medicine Services (U.S.A., Canada, Italy, England)
Regional Poison Control Centers (U.S.A.)
Safety Supply Sources (U.S.A. and Canada)
NIOSH (National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health)
Offices and Educational Resource Centers
OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) Regional
OSHA State Consultation Services, May 1990
COSH (Committees on Occupational Safety and Health) Groups
Household Hazardous Waste Programs
Referral to Household Hazardous Waste Programs
CSA (Center for Safety in the Arts) Publications
Books, Pamphlets and Articles
General Data Sheets
Conservation Hazard Data Sheets
Performing Arts Hazard Data Sheets
Canadian Center for Occupational Health and Safety
Art Hazards News
This Special Issue addresses "Safer Substitutes." Three articles are included:
"A Photoetching Alternative: Condensed Milk and Photo-Sensitized
Silkscreens," by Devora Neumark
"Replacing Silica in Lost Wax Casting," by Richard Beckman
"Converting to Lead-Free Enamels," by June Jasen A removable center section poster titled "Safer Substitutes in
Art," by Angela Babin, discusses alternatives for art materials in elementary and secondary schools. The poster is sold separately for $5.
From the masthead: "Technology and Conservation is sent without charge [in the U.S.A. and Canada] to qualified persons working in or managing programs involving analysis, preservation, restoration, protection, and documentation of art, books and manuscripts, buildings and monuments, historic sites, and antiques." Subscriptions outside the U.S.A. and Canada are $40/year in U.S. funds, drawn on a U.S.A. bank. Technology & Conservation is concerned with analysis, preservation, restoration, protection, and documentation of art, architecture, and antiquities.
A conference October 24-25, 1992 brought together 30 authorities speaking on this topic. Although no conference proceedings will be published, a limited number of conference information packets are now available for purchase. Packets contain: abstracts for all talks and background data on speakers; a disaster bibliography listing approximately 2000 pertinent books, papers, and articles; a guide to sources of federal disaster assistance; and literature on a variety of commercial systems, materials and services to illustrate the types of products and services available. Packets cost $39 postpaid (USA), $43 postpaid (Canada), $47 (elsewhere).
The Disaster Prevention, Response, and Recovery Bibliography can be purchased separately for $25 (USA and Canada), $29 (elsewhere).
Orders must be prepaid, in US funds. Make payment to: The Technology Organization, Inc. Mail order to: Technology & Conservation, One Emerson Place, 16M, Boston, MA 02114.
published by the Colorado Preservation Alliance, c/o Colorado State Archives, 1313 Sherman, Denver, Colorado 80203.
The short book leads the reader through the art photography process in simple, illustrated steps featuring inexpensive equipment. Jargon is kept to a minimum, but a glossary is provided, just in case. Author Bukar was a founding partner in a NY production company which for more than 20 years produced thousands of slides for business and government.
The National Anthropological Archives, by Mary Elizabeth
Discipline History Centers in the Sciences, by Joan Warnow-Blewett
The Melanesian Archive, by Donald Tuzin
Preserving the Archaeological Record, by Don D. Fowler and Douglas R. Givens
The Records of Applied Anthropology, by John van Willigen
The Role of Museums in Preserving the Anthropological Record, by Thomas H. Wilson and Nancy J. Parezo
Saving the Past for the Future, by Nancy J. Parezo, Nathalie F.S. Woodbury, and Ruth J. Person
The Physical Preservation of Anthropological Records, by Mary Elizabeth Ruwell
The Potentials and Problems of Computers, by Robert V. Kemper
The Future Uses of the Anthropological Record, by Shepard Krech III and William C. Sturtevant
The Next Steps, by Sydel Silverman and Nancy J. Parezo