Conservation of Library and Archive Materials and the Graphic Arts - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780408014663, 9781483102962

Conservation of Library and Archive Materials and the Graphic Arts

1st Edition

Editors: Guy Petherbridge
eBook ISBN: 9781483102962
Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
Published Date: 28th January 1987
Page Count: 336
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Conservation of Library and Archive Materials and the Graphic Arts is the proceeding of the Cambridge 1980 International Conference on the Conservation of Library and Archive Materials and the Graphic Arts. This symposium explores the advancements in the field of conservation of historic and artistic works.
The book covers related topics such as the employment of different methods for the preservation of paper such as bleaching and alkaline buffering; the repair, relaxation, binding, handling, and display of articles made of vellum and parchment; and the conservation of books and binders.
The text is recommended for archivists, librarians, and museum curators who are interested in the scientific advances in the field of conservation and how it can help them in their profession.

Table of Contents


Part I Introduction

Part II Paper

2.1 Scientific Developments

2.1.1 The Characterization of Enzymes For Use in Paper Conservation

2.1.2 The Use of Enzymes in Partially Non-Aqueous Media

2.1.3 Increase of Paper Permanence by Treatment with Liquid Ammonia Solutions: Part 1, Fundamental Basis and Influence on Fiber and Paper Structure and Properties

2.1.4 Increase of Paper Permanence by Treatment with Liquid Ammonia Or Ammonia Solutions: Part 2, The Influence of Treatment with Liquid Ammonia Or Ammonia Solutions on The Permanence of Inks

2.1.5 Increase of Paper Permanence by Treatment with Liquid Ammonia Or Ammonia Solutions: Part 3, Testing of the Usability of Papers

2.2 Conservation Treatments

2.2.1 Alternatives to Conventional Methods of Reducing Discoloration in Works of Art on Paper

2.2.2 The Color Reversion of Paper After Bleaching

2.2.3 The Restoration, Conservation and Examination of the Sixteenth-Century Prints Found on Nova Zembla

2.2.4 The Conservation Treatment of A Collage: Man with A Hat, by Pablo Picasso

2.2.5 The Conservation of Indian and Moghul Miniatures

2.2.6 A Conservation Method For Islamic Illuminated Manuscript Leaves

2.3 Alkaline Buffering

2.3.1 Aqueous Deacidification of Paper

2.3.2 Non-Aqueous Deacidification of Books and Papers

2.3.3 Mass Deacidification at the Public Archives of Canada

2.4 Mounting and Storage of Art on Paper

2.4.1 The Mounting and Storage of Prints, Drawings and Watercolors at the British Museum

2.4.2 The Mounting and Storage of the Graphic Arts Collection at the National Gallery of Canada

2.5 Leaf Casting

2.5.1 Notes on the Early Development of Leaf-Casting

Part III Vellum and Parchment

3.1 Repair and Relaxation

3.1.1 Repair Treatments For Vellum Manuscripts

3.1.2 The Use of Polyethylene Glycol in the Restoration of Parchment

3.1.3 A Note on the Structure of Vellum and the Effects of Various Solvents

3.2 Binding, Handling and Display

3.2.1 Preservation and Display of Single Parchment Leaves and Fragments

3.2.2 Notes on the Binding and Storage of Vellum-Leaved Books

Part IV Books and Bindings

4.1 Book Conservation

4.1.1 Conservation Priorities: A Bibliographer's View

4.1.2 Conservation Priorities: A Book Conservator's View

4.1.3 Conservation Priorities: A Bookseller's View

4.1.4 Conservation Priorities: A Library Conservator's View

4.2 Bookbinding Leathers

4.2 1 The Structure of Leather

4.2.2 The Manufacture of Bookbinding Leathers

4.2.3 Minimizing Deterioration of Bookbinding Leathers in Polluted Atmospheres

Part V Modern Records

5.1 Photographic

5.1.1 The Role of Micrographics in the Treatment of Modern Records

5.1.2 Problems in the Conservation of Silver Gelatine Prints

5.2 Library and Archival

5.2.1 Developing A Conservation Policy: The Harold B. Lee Library

5.2.2 The Treatment of Modern Records in India

5.2.3 Environmental Control of Modern Records

Part VI Conference Discussions

Paper Deacidification in Practice: Topical Problems

Part VII Notes on Contributors



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