viernes, 25 de octubre de 2013

The Getty Conservation Institute. Oxygen-Free Museum Cases

 A challenge in protecting and displaying environmentally sensitive objects is preventing deterioration caused by the presence of oxygen. This volume describes the design and construction of an oxygen-free, hermetically sealed display and storage case developed by the GCI for the long-term protection of such objects. The case was originally designed as a collaborative projectbetween the Egyptian Antiquities Organization and the GCI to conserve the Royal Mummy Collection at the Egyptian Museum in Cairo. Seven chapters cover the protection of cultural objects from environmental deterioration by reducing exposure to oxygen and by using inert gases for biodeterioration control. Also included are details on how the design and construction of the oxygen-free case have been adapted for other applications–specifically, for the original documents of the Constitution of India in New Delhi and for the mummy collections at the Egyptian Museum and at the Museu Víctor Balaguer in Vilanova i la Geltrú, Spain. 

Shin Maekawa is a senior scientist at the Getty Conservation Institute.

Edited by Shin Maekawa
100 pages
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The Getty Conservation Institute. Protection of Works of Art From Atmospheric Ozone

The following report on ozone is a summary of the full 284-page report of the Environmental Quality Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena (Cass et al. 1988), on this three-year project. 

The executive-summary format has been used to provide museum professionals, collectors, architects, and administrators with essential information that can be absorbed without specialized scientific training. The chapter on mathematical modeling of indoor pollutant concentration, briefly described in Chapter 4 of this report, has been appended unabridged from the original report since it constitutes one of the major findings and is a valuable tool for the planning of ventilation systems for buildings.

Glen R. Cass, James R. Druzik, Daniel Grosjean, William W. Nazaroff, Paul M. Whitmore, and
Cynthia L. Wittman
97 pages
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The Getty Conservation Institute. Manuels supplémentaires pour la documentation photographique numérique

This publication is intended to accompany the handbook, Technician Training for the Maintenance of In Situ Mosaics. The three manuals in this single volume provide a step-by-step guide for basic digital photographic documentation of in situ mosaics as referenced in Part I of Technician Training for the Maintenance of In Situ Mosaics.

The instructions provided are applicable to a range of computer operating systems and to different versions of common software.

The Getty Conservation Institute and Institut National du Patrimoine, Tunisia 

Édition 2011
1 Volume
28 pages

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The Getty Conservation Institute. Infrared Spectroscopy in Conservation Science

This book provides practical information on the use of infrared (IR) spectroscopy for the analysis of materials found in cultural objects. Designed for scientists and students in the fields of archaeology, art conservation, microscopy, forensics, chemistry, and optics, the book discusses techniques for examining the microscopic amounts of complex, aged components in objects such as paintings, sculptures, and archaeological fragments. 

Chapters include the history of infrared spectroscopy, the basic parameters of infrared absorption theory, IR instrumentation, analysis methods, sample collection and preparation, and spectra interpretation. The authors cite several case studies, such as examinations of Chumash Indian paints and the Dead Sea Scrolls.

Michele R. Derrick, Dusan Stulik, and
James M. Landry
252 pages
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The Getty Conservation Institute. Effects of Light on Materials in Collections: Data on Photoflash and Related Sources

The impact of light on works of art and archival materials has long been an issue of concern to conservators and other museum professionals, yet the literature on this subject has never been systematically reviewed. This volume fills that gap by providing a survey of the impact of exposure to light with an emphasis on photoflash and reprographic sources. The information provided will assist the professional audience, especially conservators and collections managers, in assessing the risk to art and archival objects of such exposures.
The text surveys relevant photophysical and photochemical principles, photometric and radiometric measurement, and the spectral outputs of several light sources. Materials discussed include colorants and natural fibers; pulp, paper, and wood; natural and synthetic polymers; fluorescent whitening agents; photographic and reprographic materials; and objects containing combinations of materials. Approximations and assumptions used in the evaluation process are discussed in some detail, with examples of the different types of 

Terry T. Schaeffer
212 pages

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The Getty Conservation Institute. Creación de un plan de emergencia: Guía para museos y otras instituciones culturales

Building an Emergency Plan provides a step-by-step guide that a cultural institution can follow to develop its own emergency preparedness and response strategy. This workbook is divided into three parts that address the three groups generally responsible for developing and implementing emergency procedures—institution directors, emergency preparedness managers, and departmental team leaders—and discuss the role each should play in devising and maintaining an effective emergency plan. Several chapters detail the practical aspects of communication, training, and forming teams to handle the safety of staff and visitors, collections, buildings, and records. 

Emergencies covered include natural events such as earthquakes or floods, as well as human-caused emergencies, such as fires that occur during renovation. Examples from the Barbados Museum and Historical Society, the Museo de Arte Popular Americano in Chile, the Mystic Seaport Museum in Connecticut, and the Seattle Art Museum show how cultural institutions have prepared for emergencies relevant to their sites, collections, and regions.

Compiled by Valerie Dorge and Sharon Jones
281 pages 

En español: 
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Instituto del Patrimonio Cultural de España

Becas y estancias en prácticas

El IPCE gestiona anualmente un programa de becas con el fin de facilitar la inserción en el mundo laboral a aquellos estudiantes que han obtenido sus titulaciones en conservación y restauración. De igual forma el IPCE proporciona la posibilidad de realizar estancias en prácticas.
  • Becas de formación y especialización en actividades y materias de la competencia de instituciones culturales dependientes del Ministerio de Cultura, convocadas por la Dirección General de Política e Industrias Culturales.
  • Becas del Programa de Formación de Profesionales Iberoamericanos, convocadas por la Dirección General de Política e Industrias Culturales del Ministerio de Cultura.
  • Becas de la Fundación ENDESA de Patrimonio Cultural para Iberoamérica, en colaboración con el Ministerio de Cultura y el Centro Coordinador de Formación Hispánica, de la Fundación Duques de Soria.

Más información:  Becas, ayudas y subvenciones del Ministerio de Cultura 

Cultural heritage conservation science and sustainable development: experience, research, innovation

International conference in the frame of the 50th anniversary of
the Centre de recherche sur la conservation des collections - CRCC
Paris, 23, 24, 25 October  2013 

Venue : Grand Auditorium BNF - François Mitterrand
Registration of the participants starts at 8.45 am Wednesday 23 October in the foyer of the BNF Gand Auditorium   

Languages : French, English (simultaneous translation)

Cultural Heritage Conservation Science is indeed a present-day field and has undergone much development recently; furthermore, it has been developing at a very fast pace since the late 20th century. It is now imperative to take ecological, economic and social aspects into consideration when looking at the solutions that scientific research brings today. By taking these new obligations into account, one can re-evaluate a certain number of best-practices and develop new studies in the field of conservation. This research on cultural heritage is taking place under the influence of domestic and international regulation. which have also undergone profound transformation and restructuring in their own rights. Today, it constitutes a case study for an experimental scientific drawing board that will yield expertise in this area that is a crossroads amongst the humanities, material sciences, natural sciences and information sciences.

Keynote speakers :
Gaël de Guichen, Stefan MichalskiTim Padfield, James Reilly, Paul Whitmore
Preliminary list of papers
  • Better preservation through solid-state lighting ?
Paul Whitmore
  • Les diodes électroluminescentes : qualité de la lumière et confort visuel
Françoise Viénot
  • Measurement is better than rules: microfading and light exposure risk assessment without the guesswork
Bruce Ford
  • Life cycle assessment of museum loans and exhibitions; case study at the Museum Fine Arts, Boston
Sarah Nunberg , Pamela Hatchfield 

  • Cost, effectiveness, and cost-effectiveness: Three linked but often conflicting measures in the evaluation of options for collection risk reduction
Stefan Michalski, Irene Karsten
  • Sustainable environmental management for Cultural Heritage
James Reilly
  • The impact of volatile compounds released by paper on cellulose degradation in ambient hygrothermal conditions
Anne-Laurence Dupont
  • Impact du climat sur la conservation des peintures d'art moderne et contemporain sur toile et papier
Alain Roche
  • Identification of environmentally sensitive archival and library parchment for low energy environmental control in storage
Elena Badea
  • De humilitate relativa
Gaël de Guichen

  • Containing the discussion about museum environmental standards
Tim Padfield 
  • Energy efficient museum stores and archives
Larsen Poul Klenz
  • The museum environment - Monitoring, safeguarding and developing standards at the National Museums Berlin
Stefan Simon
  • Conservation and thermal comfort in historic buildings. Are they compatible?
Magdalini Makrodimitri, James Campbell 
  • Climat tropical et musées : comportement des bâtiments de musées, des vitrines et des collections en milieu muséal non climatisé
Philippe Goergen 
  • Sustainability and energy saving in museums, depots, churches and historic buildings
Jochen Käferhaus

  • La recherche en conservation: du patrimoine culturel au patrimoine naturel
Véronique Rouchon 
  • The buddhist approach: conservation of photographs in Luang Prabang, Laos
Martin Jürgens 
  • Sustainable and environmental friendly museum environment: a case study from the National Museum of Ethnology after the Great East Japan Earthquake
Naoko Sonoda 
  • Development of a green clay-fiber composite for fire protection
Gisèle Laure Lecomte-Nana, Olivier Barré 
  • Consolidating adhesives for the conservation of painted cultural objects - a new research initiative
Rebecca Ploeger, René de la Rie
  • Monolith: longterm digital archiving without migration
Rudolf Gschwind 

  • Le cuir : enjeux pour la conservation et l'environnement
Claire Chahine
  • Applicability of japanese bast fibers (kozo, mitsumata, gampi) as strengthening fibers for "fleece" method
Seki Masazumi
  • Protection et conservation du patrimoine architectural en terre par des stabilisants naturels, d'origine animale ou végétale. Interactions argiles/biopolymères. Projet PaTerre+
Aurélie Vissac, Ann Bourgès
  • Good practices from the past? The application of heritage science to museum environments in the 1930s
Andrea Luciani 
  • Material transformation, scientific intervention and the historic environment: innovation, value and authenticity
Rachel Douglas-Jones 
  • Conservation and control of biodeteration for cultural heritage using essential oil
Yong-Jae Chung

  • Global advances and new directions in graduate conservation education: engaging communities and underserved regions of the world
Debra Norris
  • Une muséologie participative issue de la coopération comme processus de développement durable à Angkor (Cambodge) : enjeux et limites
Isabelle Brianso
  • Innovation versus preservation - different approaches how to combine sustainable development with architectural conservation and restoration
Birgit Dulski 
  • Local communities management in conserving livable world heritage cities case study: historic Cairo, Egypt
Yasmine Sabry 
  • Local approaches in conservation: the case of the old city of Nablus/ Palestine
Iman Amad

Recipes for coloring (1882])

Author: Bayard's City Drug Store
Subject: Dyes and dyeingWorkshop recipes
Publisher: [Warren, Ohio : Bayard's City Drug Store
Possible copyright status: NOT_IN_COPYRIGHT
Language: English
Call number: 156786
Digitizing sponsor: Sloan Foundation
Book contributor: Research Library, The Getty Research Institute
Collection: gettyamericana
Notes: Very+fragile+pages%3B+there+are+no+numbered+pages.

Full catalog record: MARCXML

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