Analysis of microbial colonization

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CONTENT OF THE BOOKThe book takes into consideration archaeological artefacts made out of the most commonmaterials, like stones (both natural and artificial), mosaics, ceramics, glass, metals, woodand textiles. But all these important materials are accompanied by less diffuse artefacts andmaterials, like clay tablets, goldsmith artefacts, icons, leather and skin objects, bones andivory, coral and mother of pearl. Each type of artefact and/or material is treated from atleast four different points of view:- Composition and processing technology- Alteration and degradation causes and mechanisms- Procedures for conservative intervention- Case study and/or examples of conservative interventionIn this way, the importance of science and diagnostics in the field of conservation emerges,together with the fact that it is not possible to avoid scientific analyses of thearchaeological finds if one wants to achieve the best results from the conservation point ofview. In addition, it becomes clear that the choice of the conservation systems is strictlyconnected to the results of the analyses.Of course, the high number of materials and the great difference between theirconservation problems would require a great number of pages, if they were treated in adeep way. Such a solution is not practical and not economic, therefore the solution was totreat all the subjects in a not deep, but complete and precise way. As a consequence, thebook is subdivided into chapters devoted to different materials, together with twotransversal chapters: one devoted to the general principles of the preventive conservationand the other one to the description of the most useful analytical techniques. In such anapproach, special reference has been made to the needs of the museums and to the use ofnon-invasive analytical techniques.
Lingua originaleEnglish
Titolo della pubblicazione ospiteScience and conservation for museum collections
Numero di pagine12
Stato di pubblicazionePublished - 2012


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