Open Air Rock Art Conservation and Management

The worldwide paucity of experienced rock-art professionals signals that open-air rock- artconservation hasnotreceived the attention (Silver1989) that other archaeological remains haveattracted(as, for instance,the conservation of Roman ...

Author: Timothy Darvill

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135014728

Category: Art

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While much has been achieved in understanding and managing weather effects and erosion phenomena affecting ancient imagery within the relatively protected environments of caves and rock-shelters, the same cannot be said of rock-art panels situated in the open-air. Despite the fact that the number of known sites has risen dramatically in recent decades there are few examples in which the weathering and erosion dynamics are under investigation with a view to developing proposals to mitigate the impact of natural and cultural processes. Most of the work being done in different parts of the world appears to be ad-hoc, with minimal communication on such matters between teams and with the wider archaeological community. This richly illustrated book evaluates rock-art conservation in an holistic way, bringing together researchers from across the world to share experiences of work in progress or recently completed. The chapters focus on a series of key themes: documentation projects and resource assessments; the identification and impact assessment of weathering/erosion processes at work in open-air rock-art sites; the practicalities of potential or implemented conservation interventions; experimentation and monitoring programs; and general management issues connected with public presentation and the demands of ongoing research investigations. Consideration is given to the conservation of open-air rock-art imagery from many periods and cultural traditions across the Old and New Worlds. This timely volume will be of interest to conservators, managers, and researchers dealing with aesthetic and ethical issues as well as technical and practical matters regarding the conservation of open-air rock-art sites.
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Nanomaterials in Architecture and Art Conservation

A detailed overview of currently available inorganic conservation materials precedes a discussion of the use of calcium hydroxide nanoparticles for conservation. Nanomaterials in Architecture and Art Conservation has been written for ...

Author: Gerald Ziegenbalg

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780429767937

Category: Technology & Engineering

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The conservation and protection of buildings that constitute our cultural heritage are complex tasks calling for a comprehensive knowledge of the historical background of the buildings, as well as the construction technologies and materials used. Nanomaterials in Architecture and Art Conservation gives a comprehensive overview of the state of the art of using nanomaterials in conservation sciences, mainly for stone, mortar and plaster strengthening, but also for the consolidation of wall paintings. The book compiles and details deterioration mechanisms of stone and historical mortars, as well as methods of characterising and testing consolidation effects. The non- or semi-destructive characterisation methods that will be presented allow additional measurements to characterise objects before and after any interventions. Besides, general aspects of inorganic consolidants are targeted. The focus, in particular, is the application of nanolime as a new consolidation agent. Basic characteristics and application advices as well as beneficial combinations with other consolidation agents, such as silicic acid esters, are emphasised. What makes this book so special is the large number of practical applications described from the viewpoint of different restorers, offering a direct inside view of the procedure for the conservation of historical monuments. Restorers dealing with stone, mortar and plaster conservation; artists; advanced undergraduate- and graduate-level students of conservation science, art and nanotechnology; offices for the protection of monuments and heritage agencies; and researchers in materials science, conservation, nanotechnology and chemistry, especially those with an interest in applied sciences, will find this book a great reference.
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Street art conservation beyond surfaces restoration

13-14 January 2009 at the University of Applied Sciences and Arts, Faculty Preservation of Cultural Heritage, Hildesheim, London 2010, p. 21. Conclusion Street art conservation must not only address the preservation.

Author: Carlota Santabárbara

Publisher: Gangemi Editore spa

ISBN: 9788849243376

Category: Architecture

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Despite the controversy, street art has now assumed the role of a relevant artistic form in modern society. Appearing in the United States during the 1960s, the street art has spread to Europe as an underground phenomenon, but in recent times its protagonists have taken on international fame such as Shepard Fairey, Swoon, Invader or Banksy. Within a multifaceted and discussed phenomenon, street art manifestations can be divided into two main strands. In interventions that manifest creative identification with their author, as in the case of Bansky and Blu, it is difficult to think of their conservation due to the subversive and illegal character they present, but often these compositions have been accepted and actually incorporated into the urban landscape. The case of interventions commissioned on occasions of festivals or institutional projects is different, in which street art is used as an instrument of urban regeneration. In these cases, high market quotations can also be reached, with speculative reflections that have motivated tear-off interventions, as in Bansky’s graffiti in some cities of Germany and England. The question of conservation of street art continues to be controversial. It goes from the wall paintings removed between the protests of the inhabitants in Mexico and Peru, to the positive action taken by the institutions. One case is that of the oldest dated graffiti, La Madonna in Lipsia, cleaned up, repainted by the artist and protected by methacrylate. There are cases of replication, like a graffiti by Keith Haring of 1989, repainted on a new wall in Barcelona, while in Madrid it was proposed to subject to legal protection a Muelle wall painting of the Eighties. The conservation of murals is not an easy task: the question of the meaning of the operation and above all of the authenticity of the work remain fundamental. Furthermore, the reluctance of the artists in considering their work as artistic and the Kunstwollen himself who presides over each graffiti is to be taken into account. The answers to these questions are varied. The transfer of the paintings in museums is inappropriate, both for reasons of context, and because often operated against the will of the author, who rather seeks the perishable nature of the work. As a reaction to the musealization of one of his paintings, for example, Blu has deleted all his works in Bologna. The most important changes are perhaps by associations of researchers who, in various countries, try to preserve the work in their own context, according to the author’s intention.
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Statistical Analysis in Art Conservation Research

Journal of the American Institute for Conservation 20(2):66-73. ... Journal ofthe American Institutefor Conservation 24(1):33-39. ... technical investigation of some seventeenth-century New England portrait paintings.

Author: Terry J. Reedy

Publisher: Getty Publications

ISBN: 9780892360970

Category: Art

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This technical report reviews the use of statistics in art conservation research. Its aim is to examine how statistical analyses have been handled in published conservation research studies and to suggest alternative approaches. All components of data analysis—including experimental design, data organization, and statistical techniques—are evaluated.
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Principles of Experimental Design for Art Conservation Research

It might also be useful for the improvement of art conservation treatment processes. A fractional factorial experiment for varnishing paintings could have the following ten factors: paint medium, pre-varnish cleaning agent, varnish type ...

Author: Terry J. Reedy

Publisher: Getty Publications

ISBN: 9780892362431

Category: Art

Page: 114

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Principles of Experimental Design for Art Conservation Research, by Terry J. Reedy and Chandra L. Reedy, covers both practical and statistical aspects of experimental design, as well as laboratory experiments on art materials and clinical experiments with art objects. The material should be useful to working conservators and conservation scientists.
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Art Conservation

This book is written specifically for the conservation community and the professional with little or no background in (mechanical) engineering.

Author: WILLIAM. WEI

Publisher:

ISBN: 9814877689

Category: Art

Page: 200

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Conservators and other museum professionals face a large number of issues in their work which involve the mechanical behavior of materials. These include questions on craquelure, restoration of physically damaged objects, the risks of art in transport, or the selection of adhesives. However, when it comes to science, conservation training programs and museum studies curricula focus mostly on chemistry. This book fills this important gap in conservation training. It is the first such book written specifically for the conservation community and the professional with little or no background in (mechanical) engineering. It provides an introduction to the basics of mechanical properties and behavior of materials and objects with examples and exercises based on conservation practice. It discusses more complex issues of mechanical loading of objects and advanced concepts used to solve them. The author has an experience of almost 20 years in the aircraft and energy industries on the mechanical properties and life of engineering components, followed by 20 years in the conservation science world dealing, among others, with issues of vibrations and shock, and the mechanical testing of conservation materials.
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Millard Meiss American Art History and Conservation

... whose Scuola di Perfezionamento in Rome trained generations of Italian art historians, museum directors and ... because he could not escape his obligations in Florence.71 His relentless dedication to art conservation was, after all, ...

Author: Jennifer Cooke

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429640650

Category: Art

Page: 220

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A member of the art history generation from the golden age of the 1920s and 1930s, Millard Meiss (1904–1975) developed a new and multi-faceted methodological approach. This book lays the foundation for a reassessment of this key figure in post-war American and international art history. The book analyses his work alongside that of contemporary art historians, considering both those who influenced him and those who were receptive to his research. Jennifer Cooke uses extensive archival material to give Meiss the critical consideration that his extensive and important art historical, restoration and conservation work deserves. This book will be of interest to scholars in art history, historiography and heritage management and conservation.
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Conservation of Easel Paintings

and published extensively on painting and gilding techniques, source research, and the history of art technology. Petria Noble is head of paintings conservation at the Mauritshuis museum in The Hague where she has worked since 1996.

Author: Joyce Hill Stoner

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136000423

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

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Conservation of Easel Paintings is the first comprehensive text on the history, philosophy, and methods of treatment of easel paintings that combines both theory with practice. With contributions from an international group of experts and interviews with important artists, this volume provides an all-encompassing guide to necessary background knowledge in technical art history, artists' materials, scientific methods of examination and documentation, with sections that present varying approaches and methods for treatment, including consolidation, lining, cleaning, retouching, and varnishing. The book concludes with a section featuring issues of preventive conservation, storage, shipping, exhibition, lighting, safety issues, and public outreach. Conservation of Easel Paintings is a crucial resource in the training of conservation students and will provide generations of practicing paintings conservators and interested art historians, curators, directors, collectors, dealers, artists, and students of art and art history with invaluable information and guidance.
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Art Biology and Conservation

Biodeterioration of Works of Art Robert John Koestler, Victoria H. Koestler ... ALICIA STRZELCZYK Institute of Conservation & Restoration of Cultural Property Nicholas Copernicus Univ. ... JUN SUZUKI Paintings Conservation Dept.

Author: Robert John Koestler

Publisher: Metropolitan Museum of Art

ISBN: 9781588391070

Category: Art

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Despite the perception that artworks are timeless and unchanging, they are actually subject to biological attack from a variety of sources--from bacteria to fungi to insects. This groundbreaking volume, which publishes the proceedings of a conference held at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in 2002, explores how the development of these organisms can be arrested while preserving both the work of art and the health of the conservator.The richly illustrated text, containing the writings of over 40 scientists and conservators, is divided into sections on stone and mural paintings, paper, textiles, wood and archaeological materials, treatment and prevention, and special topics. The artworks and cultural properties discussed include, among many others, Paleolithic cave paintings, Tiffany drawings, huts built by early Antarctic explorers, and a collection of toothbrushes taken from Auschwitz victims.
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Nanoscience for the Conservation of Works of Art

L. Dei, P. Baglioni and M. Mauro, Materials for wall paintings conservation: changes of physicochemical properties, aging effects, and reversibility. Preprints of the Conference Reversibility: Does it Exist?, ed. A. Oddy and S. Carroll, ...

Author: Piero Baglioni

Publisher: Royal Society of Chemistry

ISBN: 9781849735667

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 495

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Understanding the chemistry behind works of art and heritage materials presents an opportunity to apply scientific techniques to their conservation and restoration. Manipulation of materials at the nanoscale affords greater accuracy and minimal disturbance to the original work, while efficiently combating the affects of time and environment. This book meets the growing demand for an all-encompassing handbook to instruct on the use of today's science on mankind's cultural heritage. The editors have pioneered modern techniques in art conservation over the last four decades, and have brought together expertise from across the globe. Each chapter presents the theoretical background to the topic in question, followed by practical information on its application and relevant case studies. Introductory chapters present the science behind the physical composition of art materials. Four chapters explore various cleaning techniques now, followed by four chapters describing the application of inorganic nanomaterials. Each chapter is fully referenced to the primary literature and offers suggestions for further reading. Professional conservators and scientists alike will find this essential reading, as will postgraduate students in the fields of materials and colloid science, art restoration and nanoscience.
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Conservation Tourism and Identity of Contemporary Community Art

Her specialization is related to conservation and Restoration of Mural Art. She received a national award for her final dissertation by the Ministry of Education, Culture and Sports in Spain. She completed her master degree in ...

Author: Virginia Santamarina-Campos

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781351807081

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 328

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This unique volume aims to promote new models of sustainable management in the field of contemporary mural art. Cultural heritage has become an essential tool for society, stressing the necessity to properly conserve cultural resources in order to maintain a socially, economically, and environmentally sustainable development. In this book, the mural "Allegory to Work" by the artist Felipe Seade, located in Uruguay, is used as a case study. The work of Felipe Seade, a prominent political mural artist of the twentieth century, reflects the influence of Mexican heritage and the socio-political themes of that time, which were commonly used by the Social Realism art movement. The authors look at the mural—and its restoration—through the lens of tourism, globalization, and new interest in cultural heritage. The book demonstrates that the restoration should be aware that the perspective of the protagonists must be incorporated in the intervention process. This first-of-its-kind volume brings together historical, ethnographic, tourism, and scientific research that leads to a sustainable project, from the point of view of identity, economy, politics, and society. This volume, with over 50 color illustrations and many black and white photos, will be valuable for college and research libraries, undergraduate and graduate students, researchers and professors in the field of cultural heritage and art as well as those involved in community-based research.
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Conservation of Paintings

Gives the readers effective solutions to the various problems encountered in the deterioration and treatment of paintings and to provide accounts of treatments in which those problems and some of their solutions are addressed.

Author: Gustav A. Berger

Publisher:

ISBN: UCSD:31822028669158

Category: Art

Page: 360

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Gives the readers effective solutions to the various problems encountered in the deterioration and treatment of paintings and to provide accounts of treatments in which those problems and some of their solutions are addressed.
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Gels in the Conservation of Art

The conference will be a gathering of conservators, conservation and other scientists, and students of conservation to present and discuss the theory and practical use of gels in various branches of conservation (paintings, paper, wall ...

Author: Lora Angelova

Publisher:

ISBN: 1909492507

Category:

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The papers in this publication will be talks at the 3 day Gels in Conservation conference held by IAP in association with Tate. The conference will be a gathering of conservators, conservation and other scientists, and students of conservation to present and discuss the theory and practical use of gels in various branches of conservation (paintings, paper, wall paintings, textiles, museum objects etc).The papers and posters present in this publication cover topics on the theory of Gels, recent developments in Gel technologies, clearance and residues, systematic evaluation of Gel properties and effects, preparation and practical issues with case studies concerning: wall paintings, easel paintings, contemporary art, textiles, archaeological objects, paper, sculpture, mixed media, traditional materials and more.
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Conservation

twenty years' experience in the conservation profession, was National President of AICCM from 1999–2001, ... curators, technical experts, registrars, and conservators which underpin contemporary art conservation practice.

Author: Alison Richmond

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136441691

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

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'Conservation: Principles, Dilemmas, and Uncomfortable Truths' presents multi-perspective critical analyses of the ethics and principles that guide the conservation of works of art and design, archaeological artefacts, buildings, monuments, and heritage sites on behalf of society. Contributors from the fields of philosophy, sociology, history, art and design history, museology, conservation, architecture, and planning and public policy address a wide range of conservation principles, practices, and theories from the US, Canada, Europe, Australia and New Zealand, encouraging the reader to make comparisons across subjects and disciplines. By wrestling with and offering ways of disentangling the ethical dilemmas confronting those who maintain and sustain cultural heritage for today and tomorrow, 'Conservation: Principles, Dilemmas, and Uncomfortable Truths' provides an essential reference text for conservation professionals, museum and heritage professionals, art and cultural historians, lecturers and students, and all others invested in cultural heritage theories and practices. Alison Richmond, as a Senior Conservator in the Victoria and Albert Museum and Deputy Head of the Conservation Department at the Royal College of Art, maintains teaching and research roles in conservation theory, principles and ethics, and has developed decision-making tools for conservators. She is an Accredited Conservator-Restorer (ACR), a Fellow of the International Institute for Conservation (FIIC), and a Trustee of the UK’s Institute of Conservation (Icon) since 2005. Alison Bracker received her PhD in the History of Art from the University of Leeds, and manages the Events & Lectures programme at the Royal Academy of Arts in London. As co-founder of Bracker Fiske Consultants, she advises on the presentation, description, documentation, and care of artworks comprising modern media, and lectures and publishes widely on the theoretical and practical issues arising from the conservation of non-traditional and impermanent materials in contemporary works of art.
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Scientific Examination of Art

This work addresses scientific topics of broad interest, cutting across the boundaries of traditional disciplines and attracting up to 250 leadingresearchers in the field.

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Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 9780309096256

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 242

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Examines the application of scientific methods to the study and conservation of art and cultural properties. This work addresses scientific topics of broad interest, cutting across the boundaries of traditional disciplines and attracting up to 250 leading researchers in the field.
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Lasers in the Conservation of Artworks VIII

K.G. Watkins & P.W. Fitzsimons Laser Group, Department of Engineering, University of Liverpool, Liverpool, England, UK M. Sokhan Department of Conservation, City & Guilds Art School, London, UK D. McPhail Department of Materials, ...

Author: Roxana Radvan

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780203818664

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 240

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Laser techniques offer possibilities for the examination and conservation of artwork, and for the prevention of cultural heritage. This collection of peer reviewed papers from the 8th International Conference on Lasers in the Conservation of Artworks, Sibiu, Romania, September 21-25, 2009, addresses various aspects of cultural heritage preservation
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Conservation of Modern Architecture

Personal electronic correspondence with Mark Aronson, Art Conservator, YUAG, 5 February 2007. Personal conversation with Karina Tribble, professional engineer, Associate, Robert Silman Associates, 14 February 2007.

Author: Susan Macdonald

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317704904

Category: Architecture

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The importance of protecting significant buildings from decay and destruction would seem to be undeniable. Yet whilst the majority of buildings of merit constructed before the Second World War have been highlighted as worthy of protection there is much indifference, and in some cases hostility towards many important post-war buildings. These deserve to receive wider formal recognition but in many cases continue to be mistreated or even demolished.This book examines many of the philosophical and practical issues surrounding the conservation of modern buildings and also the problems faced by building practitioners in dealing with buildings constructed in a wider range of styles and materials than at any other time. Climate change in particular has forced change in the way in which we think about buildings, with the pressures to address issues of energy efficiency becoming more urgent and likely to have consequences that may alter the perceived architectural and historic interest of modern and traditional buildings alike.
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Top Careers for Art Graduates

WORK ENVIRONMENT Conservation work may be conducted indoors, in laboratories, or in an outdoor setting. ... Society's developing interest in cultural material of all forms will contribute to art conservation and preservation as a ...

Author: Facts on File, Inc. Staff

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 9781438112282

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Annual Report

Conservation Training 1 $ 10.000 Conservation Center for Art and Historic Artifacts Philadelphia , Pennsylvania For Elizabeth Schulte to study advanced problems in the conservation of works of art on paper with Marilyn Weidner ...

Author: National Endowment for the Arts

Publisher:

ISBN: UCLA:31158011745394

Category: Federal aid to the arts

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Reports for 1980-19 also include the Annual report of the National Council on the Arts.
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