MRS Proceedings Materials Issues in Art and Archaeology VIII: Volume 1047

MRS Proceedings Materials Issues in Art and Archaeology VIII: Volume 1047

Description

This book gives evidence of the proliferation of successful multidisciplinary collaborations among researchers in museums, universities and laboratories. These studies use the methods and techniques of materials research to understand degradation and design strategies and promote long-term preservation of material culture and cultural heritage, e.g., works of art, culturally significant artifacts, and archaeological sites and complexes and their environments. Preserving cultural heritage includes developing a critical understanding of how our predecessors used technology and craft to solve problems of survival and organization and make the symbols or representations of what was important to them. The book also discloses patterns of technology-transfer from one field to another and provides evaluation tools and skills so that preservation expectations may be based on performance criteria and life histories of the constituent materials. Topics include: technical art history; conservation science; archaeology science; reconstruction of past technologies; innovative methodology and instrumentation and interdisciplinary or cross-disciplinary contributions.

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Details

Author(s)
Pamela B. Vandiver, Blythe McCarthy, Robert H. Tykot, Jose Luis Ruvalcaba-Sil, Francesca Casadio
Format
Hardback | 375 pages
Dimensions
156 x 235 x 25mm | 640g
Publication date
06 Nov 2008
Publisher
Materials Research Society
Publication City/Country
New York, United States
Language
English
ISBN10
1558999884
ISBN13
9781558999886