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. The Institute’s Tools for Conservation series provides practical scientific procedures and methodologies for the practice of conservation. The series is specifically directed to conservation scientists, conservators, and technical experts in related fields.
Author: Michele R. Derrick,Dusan Stulik,James M. Landry
Publisher: Getty Publications
Artioli provides an introduction to the methods and rationales of the scientific investigation of cultural heritage materials, with an emphasis placed on the analytical strategies, modes of operation and resulting information rather than on technicalities.
An Introduction to the Application of Materials Science to Archaeometry and Conservation Science
Author: Gilberto Artioli
Publisher: Oxford University Press
The papers in this volume derive from the proceedings of the nineteenth International Bronze Congress, held at the Getty Center and Villa in October 2015 in connection with the exhibition Power and Pathos: Bronze Sculpture of the Hellenistic World. The study of large-scale ancient bronzes has long focused on aspects of technology and production. Analytical work of materials, processes, and techniques has significantly enriched our understanding of the medium. Most recently, the restoration history of bronzes has established itself as a distinct area of investigation. How does this scholarship bear on the understanding of bronzes within the wider history of ancient art? How do these technical data relate to our ideas of styles and development? How has the material itself affected ancient and modern perceptions of form, value, and status of works of art? www.getty.edu/publications/artistryinbronze
The Greeks and Their Legacy XIXth International Congress on Ancient Bronzes
Author: Jens M Daehner,Kenneth Lapatin,Ambra Spinelli
Publisher: Getty Publications
Konstantinos Simonides (1820/1824–1867?) war ein griechischer Fälscher, der nicht nur jahrhundertealte Handschriften abschrieb und nachbildete. Er erfand auch antike Autoren und veröffentlichte deren vermeintliche Werke, in denen er die Griechen das Papier, die Fotografie und sogar das U-Boot erfinden ließ. Wie ein Orkan fuhr er durch die Welt der klassischen Altertumswissenschaften und stellte alles, was darin wohlgeordnet schien, gehörig auf den Kopf. Bis heute stellt sich die Frage: Will die Welt betrogen sein? Die hier versammelten Texte sind der detailreiche wie breit angelegte Versuch einer Gruppe internationaler Forscher, sich diesem und weiteren Aspekten einer faszinierenden Fälschertätigkeit zu stellen und dem Wirken und Leben des Simonides auf die Spur zu kommen. Konstantinos Simonides (1820/1824–1867?) was a Greek forger. Not only did he copy and replicate century-old manuscripts, he also invented authors from antiquity and published their supposed works, according to which he had the Greeks inventing paper, photography and even the submarine. He wreaked havoc throughout the world of classical antiquity – like a hurricane, upturning everything that was in good order along the way. To this day, the question remains: does the world want to be deceived? This collection of writings shows the detailed and broad-based attempt of a group of international researchers to confront this and many other aspects of the fascinating work of a forger, as well as to trace the work and life of Simonides himself.
Ein Genie betrügt Europa – Konstantinos Simonides
Author: Andreas E. Müller,Athanasia Katsiakiori-Rankl,Lilia Diamantopoulou,Christian Gastgeber
Publisher: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Conservation of Cultural Heritage covers the methods and practices needed for future museum professionals who will be working in various capacities with museum collections and artifacts. It also assists current professionals in understanding the complex decision-making processes that face conservators on a daily basis. The uniqueness of this book lies in correlating the aspects of material science and the behaviour of artifacts in a museum environment. It will be of special benefit to museum professionals not trained in conservation. Covering a broad range of topics that are key to sound conservation in the museum, Conservation of Cultural Heritage is an important tool for students and professionals alike in ensuring that best practice is followed in the preservation of important collections.
Key Principles and Approaches
Author: Hanna M. Szczepanowska
Category: Social Science
This volume, the sixth in a continuing series, presents cutting edge multidisciplinary work on the characterization of ancient materials; the technologies of selection, production and usage by which materials are transformed into objects and artifacts; the science underlying their deterioration, preservation and conservation; and sociocultural interpretation derived from an empirical methodology of observation, measurement and experimentation. Preserving cultural heritage extends beyond artifact preservation to developing a critical understanding of how ancient people used technology and craft to solve problems of survival and organization and to make symbols or representations of what was important in their world, especially for its maintenance, longevity and beautification. Of particular interest in this volume are contributions which explore the interface and overlap among traditional materials science, the history of technology and the archaeological and conservation sciences, or that investigate new methods and applications of materials science in art and archaeology. Topics include: conservation and preservation science; preservation-design, characterization and assessment; characterization-new methods and improved techniques; archaeological science and archaeometry; site formation, site analysis, resource survey and organization of technology; weathering, dating, technology and authentication; archaeomaterials, technology and society; replicative experiments, synthesis of materials and model systems; historic technologies; and ancient technology and modern craft.
Symposium Held November 26-30, 2001, Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A.
Author: Pamela B. Vandiver,Martha Goodway,Jennifer L. Mass
Category: Technology & Engineering
Author: Matija Strlič,Jana Kolar
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Author: R.R. Bowker Company
Category: American literature
Proceedings of the third symposium of the Art Technological Source Research Working Group
Testimonies of Artists' Practice
Author: Art Technological Source Research (Study group). Symposium
Publisher: Archetype Publications
This volume presents the methodology and results for the excavations at Cairnderry and Bargrennan, south-west Scotland. A comparative chapter compares the excavation results from both sites, and presents interpretations of these results, particularly in terms of the architecture and the early Bronze Age mortuary practices. Chapter 5 considers the architecture of Cairnderry and Bargrennan in terms of wider trends in the construction of chambered cairns throughout the British Isles and throughout the Neolithic and Bronze Ages. Chapter 6 places the early Bronze Age activity at Cairnderry and Bargrennan within a local context by examining mortuary practices across Dumfries and Galloway. It focuses on comparisons with other sites where cremated bones were deposited and cinerary urns used and/or sites where cairns were constructed or re-used in the early Bronze Age. Chapter 7 provides a summary of conclusions as to the finds and revisits the problem of dating Bargrennan chambered cairns, before suggesting avenues for future research in Galloway. The appendices draw together the specialists reports on finds from the excavations (including a substantial contextualisation of some of the early Bronze Age artefacts), context descriptions and radiocarbon dating results.
An Archaeological Investigation of the Chambered Cairns and Early Bronze Age Mortuary Deposits at Cairnderry and Bargrennan White Cairn, South-west Scotland
Author: Vicki Cummings,Vicki Cummings (Ph. D.),Chris Fowler,Diane Aldritt
Publisher: British Archaeological Reports Limited
Category: Social Science
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.
Modern Techniques in Conservation and Analysis
Publisher: National Academies Press
Category: Technology & Engineering
Newsletter of the American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works
Category: Library materials
Item contains working papers of ongoing research carried out during the period between the triennial meetings, covering many aspects of conservation.
Author: Roy Vontobel,ICOM Committee for Conservation
Publisher: Earthscan / James & James
Die lange erwartete, vierte Auflage des Lehrbuchklassikers zur IR-Spektroskopie! Will man Substanzen eindeutig charakterisieren und auf ihre Reinheit berpr fen, f hrt kein Weg an der IR-Spektroskopie als Analysemethode vorbei. Pr zise und leicht verst ndlich, aktuell und sehr praxisbezogen lernen die k nftigen Anwender alles, was sie ber die IR-Spektroskopie wissen m ssen: - Aufbau und Handhabung von Spektrometern, - Vorbereitung der Proben und deren Messung, - qualitative Interpretation der Spektren, - quantitative Bestimmungen, - spezielle Anwendungsgebiete und - spezielle und verwandte Methoden. Zahlreiche Hinweise auf weiterf hrende Literatur vermitteln eine gute Orientierung bei speziellen Fragestellungen, und helfen dabei, sich zum Experten weiterzuentwickeln.
Author: Helmut G¿nzler,Hans-Ulrich Gremlich
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
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.
Papers from the Conference Held in Edinburgh, Scotland, 22-24 May 2002
Author: Joyce H. Townsend,Katherine Eremin,A. Adriaens (ed.)
Publisher: Archetype Publications
Author: National Gallery of Art (U.S.)
Chronologie und kultureller Kontext
Author: Barbara Borg