Conservation of Cultural Heritage covers the methods and practices needed for future museum professionals who will be working in various capacities with museum collections and artifacts. It also assists current professionals in understanding the complex decision-making processes that face conservators on a daily basis. The uniqueness of this book lies in correlating the aspects of material science and the behaviour of artifacts in a museum environment. It will be of special benefit to museum professionals not trained in conservation.

Covering a broad range of topics that are key to sound conservation in the museum, Conservation of Cultural Heritage is an important tool for students and professionals alike in ensuring that best practice is followed in the preservation of important collections.

part I|91 pages

General collection care practices

chapter 1|11 pages

Conservation in a Museum Context

chapter 2|33 pages

Preventive Conservation?

chapter 3|30 pages

Collection Care Processes

chapter 4|16 pages

Exhibit and Storage

part II|194 pages

Materials and conservation practice

chapter 6|59 pages

Organic Materials of Plant Origin

chapter 7|34 pages

Organic Materials of Animal Origin

chapter 8|25 pages

Inorganic Materials


chapter 9|33 pages

Inorganic Materials

Non-metal minerals and artifacts

chapter 10|27 pages

Man-Made Materials