Heritage Wood: Research & Conservation in the 21st Century

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Heritage Wood: Research & Conservation in the 21st Century Author: Format: Hardback First Published: Published By: Springer Verlag Pages: 598 Illustrations and other contents: 327 Illustrations, color; 41 Illustrations, black and white; XII, 598 p. 368 illus., 327 illus. in color. ISBN: 9783319400174 Category:

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.

Weight1.1109625 kg

Author Biography

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.