Conservation Science 2002

Conservation Science 2002

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This refereed volume contains the proceedings of a conference 'Conservation Science' in Edinburgh in May 2002 -organised by the Institute of Conservation Science, COST Action G8 'Non-destructive Analysis and Testing of Museum Objects' and the National Museums of Scotland. The book is divided into three sections. The first, Preventive Conservation, includes contributions on the deterioration of historic textiles; the movement of painted wooden panels; dimensional changes in bark paintings; showcase environments; particles and dust in museums etc. This is followed by the section on Conservation Methods, which includes laser cleaning; chromatography; adhesives for textiles; mortars for mosaics and corrosion inhibitors for iron artefacts. In the final section, Non-Destructive Testing, the reader is taken into a world of acronyms - XRF, SEM, LA-ICPMS, PIXE, THM-GCMS, ATR, CPSEM-EDX - while some more easily written techniques including dendrochronology, colorimetry, eddy current testing, accelerated light testing, neutron radiography etc. are discussed.These techniques are applied to a range of materials - from Rembrandt to Roman coins; from aero engines to alkyd resins; from hats to hallmarks; manuscripts to mercury.... platinum counter-electrode Figure 23.3 Diagram showing a potentiostatic electrode set-up (after Degrigny and Le Gall 1998). ... Cyclic voltammetry has recently been used to assess other conservation problems (Costa 2003), for example ... The metal tokens were prepared by abrading one side and attaching insulated copper wires to the abraded face ... A Sycopel enhanced ministat potentiostat and a PC- 1 00 digital controller with EcPROG software was used for data collection.

Title:Conservation Science 2002
Author: Joyce H. Townsend, Katherine Eremin, A. Adriaens (ed.)
Publisher:Archetype Publications - 2003

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