Organic Chemistry of Museum Objects

This is an essential purchase for all practising and student conservators, restorers, museum scientists, curators and organic chemists.


Author: John Mills

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136000027

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 206

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'The Organic Chemistry of Museum Objects' makes available in a single volume, a survey of the chemical composition, properties and analysis of the whole range of organic materials incorporated into objects and artworks found in museum collections. The authors cover the fundamental chemistry of the bulk materials such as wood, paper, natural fibres and skin products, as well as that of the relatively minor components incorporated as paint, media, varnishes, adhesives and dyes. This expanded second edition, now in paperback, follows the structure of the first, though it has been extensively updated. In addition to chapters on basic organic chemistry, analytical methods, analytical findings and fundamental aspects of deterioration, the subject matter is grouped as far as possible by broad chemical class - oils and fats, waxes, bitumens, carbohydrates, proteins, natural resins, dyestuffs and synthetic polymers. This is an essential purchase for all practising and student conservators, restorers, museum scientists, curators and organic chemists.

The Organic Chemistry of Museum Objects

This work covers the fundamental chemistry of the bulk materials such as wood, paper, natural fibres and skin products.


Author: John Stuart Mills

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: STANFORD:36105003458390

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 206

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Presents a survey of the chemical composition, properties and analysis of the whole range of organic materials incorporated into objects and artworks found in museum collections. This work covers the fundamental chemistry of the bulk materials such as wood, paper, natural fibres and skin products.

The Organic Chemistry of Museum Objects

Whole areas of organic chemistry – heterocyclic chemistry for example—have ... as to what organic materials might be expected to be found in museum objects.


Author: Stephen G Rees-Jones

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9780080570761

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 220

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The Organic Chemistry of Museum Objects provides an account of the composition, chemistry, and analysis of the organic materials which enter into the structures of objects in museum collections. This book is not intended to duplicate the information available in existing handbooks on the materials and techniques of art and conservation but rather to convey the state of knowledge of the chemical composition of such materials and so provide a framework for a general understanding of their properties. The book begins with a review of basic organic chemistry, covering hydrocarbons and compounds with functional groups. It then describes spectrometry and separation methods. This is followed by discussions of the chemistry and composition of oils and fats, natural waxes, bituminous materials, carbohydrates, proteins, and natural resins and lacquers. Subsequent chapters deal with synthetic materials, i.e., high molecular weight polymers of a wholly synthetic nature; and natural and synthetic dyestuffs. Also discussed are the deterioration and other changes in organic materials resulting from both free radical and ionic reactions; and the application of analytical methods to identify the organic materials of actual museum objects. This book is intended for both chemists and nonchemists.

Chemical Principles of Textile Conservation

... 208 MILLs, J. S. and WHITE, R., The Organic Chemistry of Museum Objects, Butterworth (1987), 30–35 ERHARDT, D. and FIRNHABER, N., “The analysis and ...


Author: Agnes Timar-Balazsy

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136000348

Category: Social Science

Page: 480

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'Chemical Principles of Textile Conservation' provides must-have knowledge for conservators who do not always have a scientific background. This vital book brings together from many sources the material science necessary to understand the properties, deterioration and investigation of textile artefacts. It also aids understanding of the chemical processes during various treatments, such as: cleaning; humidification; drying; disinfestation; disinfection; and the use of adhesives and consolidants in conservation of historical textiles. Textile conservators will now have ready access to the necessary knowledge to understand the chemistry of the objects they are asked to treat and to make informed decisions about how to preserve textiles. The combination of a chemist and a conservator provides the perfect authorial team. It ensures a unique dual function of the text which provides textile conservators with vital chemical knowledge and gives scientists an understanding of textile conservation necessary to direct their research. The many practical examples and case studies illustrate the utility of the relatively large chemical introduction and the essential chemical information which is included. The case studies, many illustrated in colour, range from the treatment of the Ghandis' clothes, high-altitude flying suits and a Mary Quant raincoat, to the Hungarian Coronation Mantle.

Effects of Light on Materials in Collections

10 in The Organic Chemistry of Museum Objects, 2d ed., 141–69. London: Butterworth/Heinemann. 1994b. Natural resins and lacquers. Chap. 8 in The Organic ...


Author: Terry T. Schaeffer

Publisher: Getty Publications

ISBN: 9780892366453

Category: Art

Page: 220

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The impact of light on works of art and archival materials has long been an issue of concern to conservators and other museum professionals, yet the literature on this subject has never been systematically reviewed. This volume fills that gap by providing a survey of the impact of exposure to light with an emphasis on photoflash and reprographic sources. The information provided will assist the professional audience, especially conservators and collections managers, in assessing the risk to art and archival objects of such exposures. The text surveys relevant photophysical and photochemical principles, photometric and radiometric measurement, and the spectral outputs of several light sources. Materials discussed include colorants and natural fibers; pulp, paper, and wood; natural and synthetic polymers; fluorescent whitening agents; photographic and reprographic materials; and objects containing combinations of materials. Approximations and assumptions used in the evaluation process are discussed in some detail, with examples of the different types of calculations. The Research in Conservation reference series presents the findings of research conducted by the Getty Conservation Institute and its individual and institutional research partners, as well as state-of-the-art reviews of conservation literature. Each volume covers a topic of current interest to conservators and conservation scientists.

Time A Bibliographic Guide

Miller, F. M. Chemistry: Structure and Dynamics. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1984. Mills, John S., and Raymond White. The Organic Chemistry of Museum Objects.


Author: Samuel L. Macey

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429685132

Category: Philosophy

Page: 446

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Originally published in 1991. A multidisciplinary guide in the form of a bibliography of selected time-related books and articles divided into 25 existing academic disciplines and about 100 subdisciplines which have a wide application to time studies.

Architectural Tiles Conservation and Restoration

... The Organic Chemistry of Museum Objects, 2nd Edition (Mills, White) The Textile Conservator's Manual, 2nd Edition (Landi) Upholstery Conservation: ...


Author: Lesley Durbin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136428739

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 240

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Providing hands on advice for the conservator, Architectural Tiles: Conservation and Restoration is a unique and valuable guide. Topics covered offer practical guidance on conservation and restoration techniques including the problems of manufacture, cleaning, replacement or repair and mortars. Techniques are illustrated by comprehensive case studies, against a background of the role of past architects and designers in historic schemes.

The Handbook for Museums

Mills , J. and R. White ( 1987 ) The Organic Chemistry of Museum Objects , London : Butterworth & Co. ISBN 0-408-11810-5 .


Author: Gary Edson

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415099536

Category: Museum techniques

Page: 302

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The Handbook for Museums provides basic information for people working in the museum world. Formed around a commitment to professionalism the book is written (to quote the author) for those who come later.

Handbook for Museums

Lewis, R. (1976) Manual for Museums, Washington, DC: National Park Service, ... Mills, and R. White (1987) The Organic Chemistry of Museum Objects, ...


Author: David Dean

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135908379

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 320

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Handbook for Museums is the definitive guide of need-to-know information essential for working in the museum world. Presenting a field-tested guide to best practice, the Handbook is formed around a commitment to professionalism in museum practice. The sections provide information on management, security, conservation and education. Including technical notes and international reading lists too, Handbook for Museusms is an excellent manual for managing and training.

International Directory of Museum Training

II: Bibliography, Metuchen, NJ:The Scarecrow Press. ISBN 0¥8108¥0427¥1. Mills, J. andWhite,R. (1987) The OrganicChemistry of Museum Objects,London: ...


Author: Gary Edson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134684533

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 426

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Choosing the right museum training course may be one of the most important decisions a person makes in their career. Whether you are already working in a museum or are just beginning training you will need the most comprehensive and up-to-date information. The International Directory of Museum Training provides a list of museum training programmes worldwide with detailed information about each course. Every entry contains information about subjects offered, numbers of students, scholarship opportunities, and contact names and addresses. International Directory of Museum Training is co-published with ICTOP, the training committee of ICOM. It is the successor to the widely recognised Museum Studies International, last published in 1988. This completely new and fully updated volume enhances the qualities of the earlier publication and updates the presentation to make the volume easier to use. This is an essential reference book for all who are hoping to develop a career in museum work or to enhance their professional qualifications.

Conservation of Furniture

... R. (1987) The Organic Chemistry of Museum Objects, Butterworths Newman, A.A. (ed.) (1972) Chemistry of Terpenes and Terpenoids, Academic Press Newton, ...


Author: Shayne Rivers

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136415371

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 840

View: 442

This book is a comprehensive resource covering the principles and practice of the conservation and restoration of furniture, and other decorative art objects made wholly or partly of wood. It integrates theory with practice to show the principles which govern interaction between wooden objects, the environmental and conservation treatments and the factors which need to be taken into account to arrive at acceptable solutions to conservation problems. The practical knowledge and experience of a team of conservators active in the field are bought together with theoretical and reference material from diverse sources and unified within a systematic framework. Specialist conservators from related disciplines cover diverse materials often incorporated into furniture.

Routledge Library Editions Philosophy of Time

The Organic Chemistry of Museum Objects . Stoneham : Butterworth , 1987 . Nakanishi , Koji , and Philippa H. Solomon . Infrared Absorption Spectroscopy .


Author: Various Authors

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429685262

Category: Philosophy

Page: 1518

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Reissuing five works originally published between 1937 and 1991, this collection contains books addressing the subject of time, from a mostly philosophic point of view but also of interest to those in the science and mathematics worlds. These texts are brought back into print in this small set of works addressing how we think about time, the history of the philosophy of time, the measurement of time, theories of relativity and discussions of the wider thinking about time and space, among other aspects. One volume is a thorough bibliography collating references on the subject of time across many disciplines.

The Science of Paintings

G-10 J.S. Mills and R. White, The Organic Chemistry of Museum Objects, But- terworths, London, 1987. G-11 L. Masschelein-Kleiner, Studies in Conservation 13 ...


Author: W.Stanley Jr. Taft

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780387987224

Category: Art

Page: 236

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The physics and materials science behind paintings: the pigments, binders, canvas, and varnish that go into making a painting appear the way it does. The text discusses the physical principles behind the colors seen and how these change with illumination, the various types of paint and binders used in both old and modern paintings, and the optics and microscopic structure of paint films. Chapters on dating, binders, and dendochronology have been contributed by experts in the respective fields.

Thin Layer Chromatography for Binding Media Analysis

A summary of the history and chemistry of proteinaceous materials as it pertains to ... 7 of The Organic Chemistry of Museum Objects (Mills and White 1986).


Author: Mary F. Striegel

Publisher: Getty Publications

ISBN: 9780892363902

Category: Art

Page: 184

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In the study and conservation of art and artifacts, natural organic materials are frequently encountered in components such as coatings, binders, and adhesives. The identification of these materials is often crucial to the attempt to characterize the technologies employed by artists or craftspeople, understand the processes and causes of deterioration, and plan appropriate conservation treatments. Yet the limited resources of many conservation laboratories put many analysis techniques beyond their reach. Thin-layer chromatography can help fill this gap. The volume consists of a handbook, protocols, and guide to reference materials. The handbook serves as a primer for the basic application of thin-layer chromatography to the analysis of binding media, adhesives, and coatings found on cultural objects; the protocols provide step-by-step instructions for the laboratory procedures involved in typical analyses; and the guide to reference materials aids in the understanding of the types of materials and documentation needed for accurate analyses by thin-layer chromatography.

Chemical Analysis in Cultural Heritage

[11] Mills JS, White R. The organic chemistry of museum objects, 2nd ed. Oxford: Butterworth-Heinemann, 1994. → [12] Grob RL, Barry EF, editors.


Author: Luigia Sabbatini

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 9783110456486

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 488

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Chemical Analysis provides non invasive and micro-analytical techniques for the investigation of cultural heritage materials. The tools and techniques, discussed by experts in the field, are of universal, sensitive and multi-component nature.

The History of Gauged Brickwork

... Andrew Oddy British Museum, London Sir Bernard Feilden Director Emeritus, ... Properties and Uses (DeMouthe) Organic Chemistry of Museum Objects (Mills, ...


Author: Gerard C. J. Lynch

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0750682728

Category: Architecture

Page: 438

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This book takes a look at the history and use of cut, rubbed and gauged brickwork; the use of tools and equipment and the differences between historic and contemporary bricks with a view to inform conservation and restoration decisions. The book uses case studies from England, Ireland and the US to illustrate the use of different materials and techniques on buildings ranging in age. Written by Dr. Gerard Lynch, the leading authority in this subject area, this book will be of particular interest to architectural historians, architects working on historic buildings and building conservators.