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Heritage Wood

by Austin Nevin

Heritage Wood Synopsis

The contributions contained in this book highlight novel solutions for the treatment and assessment of wood in its many forms, ranging from historical paintings, to ceiling decorations, from Syrian rooms to ancient Egyptian coffins. Technical studies of painted works are presented together with research on new methods for their monitoring and analysis. The book covers consolidation and impregnation, structural support, conservation materials, techniques, advanced documentation and analysis, as well as conservation and assessment of archeological wood. Another focus is the conservation of wood in its different contexts and the detection of biological decay using acoustics, laser scanning and x-ray technologies. These peer-reviewed contributions there presented at the conference Heritage Wood: Research & Conservation in the 21st Century , the first joint meeting of three groups of the International Council of Museums - Committee for Conservation (ICOM-CC): the Wood, Furniture, & Lacquer; Scientific Research; and Sculpture, Polychromy, & Architectural Decoration Working Groups.

Book Information

ISBN: 9783319400174
Publication date: 15th August 2017
Author: Austin Nevin
Publisher: Springer International Publishing AG
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 598 pages
Categories: Timber & wood processing, Materials science, Museology & heritage studies, Conservation, restoration & care of artworks,

About Austin Nevin

Dr. Austin Nevin is coordinator of the ICOM-CC Scientific Research Working Group, member of the National Research Council Italy and researcher at Institute for Photonics and Nanotechnologies, Rome, Italy. Dr. Malgorzata Sawicki is coordinator of the ICOM-CC Wood, Furniture, & Lacquer Working Group and Head of Frames Conservation, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney. Kate Seymour is coordinator of the ICOM-CC Sculpture, Polychromy, & Architectural Decoration Working Group and member of the Stichting Restauratie Atelier Limburg, Maastricht, The Netherlands.

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