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Title Preventive conservation in museums / edited by Chris Caple
Published London ; New York : Routledge, 2011


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 MELB  069.53 Cap/Pci  UNAVAILABLE C19
Description xxxi, 588 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Series Leicester readers in museum studies
Leicester readers in museum studies.
Contents Contents note continued: 12.Museum Disaster Preparedness and Planning / John E. Hunter -- Section Three Pests -- Introduction to Part Two Section Three / Chris Caple -- 13.Integrated Pest Management / Peter Winsor -- 14.Carpet Beetle: a pilot study in detection and control / Valerie Blyth -- 15.Pest Control for Temperate vs. Tropical Museums: North America vs. Southeast Asia / Mary W. Ballard -- Section Four Contaminants (Gases, Dust) -- Introduction to Part Two Section Four / Chris Caple -- 16.Chemical Agents of Deterioration / Linda Bullock -- 17.Selection of Materials for the Storage and Display of Museum Objects / D. Thickett -- 18.The Pollution Problem in Perspective / David Thickett -- 19.Airborne Pollutants in Museums, Galleries and Archives - Particulates / Jean Tetreault -- 20.The Effects of Visitor Activity on Dust in Historic Collections / Barry Knight -- 21.Saving Archaeological Iron Using the Revolutionary Preservation System / D. Nixon --
Contents note continued: 30.A Methodology of Preventive Conservation for a Large, Expanding and Mixed Archaeological Collection / Diane Dollery -- Section Two Ethical Considerations -- Introduction to Part Three Section Two / Chris Caple -- 31.Preserving Conceptual Integrity: ethics and theory in preventive conservation / Miriam Clavir -- 32.Traditional Care and Conservation: the merging of two disciplines at the National Museum of the American Indian / Marian Kaminitz -- 33.Conserving a Coal Mine: keeping our industrial heritage working / Robert Child -- 34.Sweetness and Blight: conservation of chocolate works of art / J. Claire Dean -- Section Three All Together Now -- Introduction to Part Three Section Three / Chris Caple -- 35.Levels of Collections Care: a self-assessment checklist / Museums and Galleries Commission -- 36.Information for Preservation / Suzanne Keene -- 37.Designing an Exhibition to Minimise Risks to Costume on Open Display / Catherine Nightingale --
Contents note continued: 38.In Control or Simply Monitoring? The protection of museum collections from dust and vibration during building works / Fiona Philpott -- 39.Make Yourself at Home: looking after an open-air museum / Sue Renault -- pt. FOUR PREVENTIVE CONSERVATION: THE FUTURE -- Introduction to Part Four / Chris Caple -- 40.Conserving and Interpreting the Historic Huts of Antarctica / Fiona Tennant -- 41.Breaking the Code: conserving DNA - new demands on natural science collections / Julian Carter -- 42.The Impact of Climate Change on Cultural Heritage: evidence and response / Robyn Pender
Contents note continued: Section Five Radiation (Light) -- Introduction to Part Two Section Five / Chris Caple -- 22.The Museum Environment - Light / Garry Thomson -- 23.The Lighting Decision / Stefan Michalski -- Section Six Incorrect Temperature and Relative Humidity -- Introduction to Part Two Section Six / Chris Caple -- 24.Relative Humidity Re-examined / Marion Mecklenburg -- 25.Relative Humidity: a discussion of correct/incorrect values / Stefan Michalski -- 26.Relative Humidity and Temperature Guidelines: what's happening? / Stefan Michalski -- pt. THREE MANAGING PREVENTIVE CONSERVATION -- Section One Environmental Management -- Introduction to Part Three Section One / Chris Caple -- 27.Environmental Management: zonation, building management and environmental conditioning / May Cassar -- 28.Collections Condition / Suzanne Keene -- 29.Condition Surveying of Large Varied Stored Collections / Robert Payton --
Machine generated contents note: pt. ONE HOLISTIC APPROACH TO PREVENTIVE CONSERVATION -- Introduction to Part One / Chris Caple -- 1.Framework for Preservation of Museum Collections / Charlie Costain -- 2.Risk Analysis / Jonathan Ashley-Smith -- pt. TWO AGENTS OF DETERIORATION -- Section One Physical Forces (Handling, Moving) and Security -- Introduction to Part Two Section One / Chris Caple -- 3.Object Handling / Gwen Miles -- 4.Six Steps to Safe Shipment / Paul Marcon -- 5.Conservation Skills: preventive conservation-storage / Chris Caple -- 6.Storage Systems / Theo Skinner -- 7.Which Conservation Materials to Use at Home? / Peter Winsor -- 8.Before the Unthinkable...Happens Again / Panel -- 9.Safety by Numbers / Robert Payton -- Section Two Fire and Water (Disasters) -- Introduction to Part Two Section Two / Chris Caple -- 10.Uppark Restored: the fire and salvage / Martin Robinson -- 11.Emergency Planning - Introduction / John Martin --
Summary Preventive Conservation in Museums makes available and comprehensible the diverse literature and ideas of preventive conservation to an audience with a limited scientific background, principally those studying museum studies or engaged in the museum profession. It bridges the gap between the basic museum generated literature and technical and detailed conservation literature. The area of preventative conservation has developed greatly in recent years and has adopted a far more holistic approach. The development of the concepts of risk analysis, management of conservation and how preventative conservation relates to the importance of traditional beliefs and approaches to artefacts have all made an impact on the subject in recent years along with the advance of instrumentation over the last thirty years. The next generation of ideas that will affect preventive conservation practice are just starting to emerge, including: detailed modelling of the environments of buildings and the sustainability of the artefactual and building heritage. Preventive Conservation in Museums highlights the wide variety of threats, develops the concept of an holistic appreciation of these threats, and too appreciates the need to prioritise the appropriate forms of response. It uses a careful balance of sources, some technical, some theoretical, some practical as well as case studies to explore threats and their mitigation. For all those people involved in preventive conservation, be they students or professionals, this volume will be an invaluable summary of the past, present and future of the discipline
Notes Formerly CIP. Uk
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Museum conservation methods -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Museum techniques -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Genre/Form Handbooks and manuals.
Author Caple, Chris, 1958-
LC no. 2011023695
ISBN 9780415579698 (hardback)
9780415579704 (paperback)