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Museum Management - Including Conservation & Restoration


Guidelines for Taking Wood Samples from Objects of Antiquity [A]


Hint - Also see Fakes and Forgeries in Main Section

Art Values in a Changing Society [E - EB]

Washington Crossing the Delaware: Restoring an American Masterpiece   [EB]

The Use of Forensics in the Authentication of Art  [V]

Commentary - The New Yorker

Ultra-Violet Rays and Their Use in the Examination of Works of Art  [EB]

19th Century Portraits On Scored Panels in the Cleveland Museum of Art  [A]

Painters and Paintings in the Early American South  [V]
Colonial Williamsburg - Preparation for a new exhibit unites artists and conservators

Everything You Need To Know About Hanging Art   [A]

Art and Autoradiography: Insights into the Genesis of Paintings by Rembrandt, Van Dyck, and Vermeer  [EB]

Books & Magazines

Book Decoration [A]

Vocabulary for Book Conservation Treatment (Abstract) [A]

Reinforcing Book Hinges  [V]

Book Repair- New Spines  [V]

Book Repair- New End Sheet  [V]

How to Repair Broken Magazine Hinges  [V]

A Byzantine Scholar's Letter on the Preparation of Manuscript Vellum  [A]

Furniture including Wood In General

Biological Deterioration & Damage to Furniture & Wooden Objects [A]

Fundamental Construction Techniques for Furniture & Wooden Objects [A]

Furniture Care and Handling [EB]

Furniture Conservation Bibliography [EB]

Guidelines for Taking Wood Samples from Objects of Antiquity [A]

Moving, Packing, and Shipping Furniture [A]

Painted Wood [EB]
History and Conservation

Preserving and Restoring Furniture Coatings [A]


The Smithsonian’s Museum Conservation Institute (MCI) [A]

Smithsonian Contributions to Museum Conservation  [EB]

Numerous Articles and Booklets.  You can search or browse.  To read click "Open/View" which will load a PDF you can read.

Scientific Research in The Metropolitan Museum of Art  [EB]

Analyzing Historical Artifacts at the Connecticut Historical Society [V]

Connecting Museums to Communities [RE]

The Conservator as Curator [A]

Combining Scientific Analysis and Traditional  Connoisseurship

Disaster Guidance [L]
A few references to help you preserve your collectibles after a disaster

Furnishing a Museum [EB]
Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

Handling Rare Materials [V]

Creating A Time Capsule [A]

Creating The Cloisters  [EB]

A Brief History and Review of the Early Practice and Materials of Gap-Filling in the West  [A]

Conservation: Where Art and Science Meet  [V]  Colonial Williamsburg
Museum curators wage daily battle against 10 agents of decay. April 05, 2010

Art, Biology, and Conservation: Biodeterioration of Works of Art  [EB]

Paper & Prints

Care & Handling of Rare Books, Paper, Manuscripts, Photographs & Archives [V]

The Basics of Paper Conservation [V]

Basic Conservation of a Print [V]

Part 1

Deterioration Problems in a Print [V]

Cleaning of Works of Art  (On Paper) [A]

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

Ink or Corrections Stain Removal  [A]

The Treatment of Oversize Paper Artifacts [A]

Practical Methods for Sun and Artificial Light Bleaching Paper [A]

A Note on the Use of Magnesium Bicarbonate in Hydrogen Peroxide Solutions [A]

Recording Watermarks By Beta-Radiography and Other Means [A]

The Chemistry of Bathing, "A Harlot's Progress" [V]

Museum Management - Museum Conservation - Museum Conservation

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