The first of its variety, this sequence is dedicated to using actual rules within the learn and medical conservation of items with cultural historical past value. It starts with a evaluate of the fashionable museum, which discusses new concepts hired within the conservation of museum artifacts akin to X-ray tomography and different concepts used to check Egyptian mummies, bones and mineralization of bones within the archaeological context, and the degradation of parchment. All of those subject matters and methods are crucial for the maintenance of our historical past. This contains discovering how one can shield parchment records and letters, which a lot of our written history is documented on, in order that it may be used and understood for generations to come.
This ebook is a must-have for any museum in addition to any college that teaches or employs the concepts discussed.
- Written in a method that's comfortably comprehensible by means of conservation scientists, archaeologists, museum curators, and students
- Provides an advent to the complex fields of synchrotron radiation technology, neutron technological know-how, and computed tomography
- Outstanding evaluation of using glossy know-how to review museum and archaeological artifacts
- Offers suggestions via complex medical options to a variety of difficulties dealing with museum staff
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