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Materials for Conservation: Organic Consolidants, Adhesives and Coatings (Butterworths series in conservation & museology) Paperback – Illustrated, 8 Nov 1987
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About the Author
Velson Horie is a strategic planner with an international reputation in project management, research, and teaching. After a degree in chemistry, he trained in archaeological conservation at the Institute of Archaeology (London) where interest started in polymers and their use in conservation. As an archaeological conservator in the north-east of England, he pioneered the use of environmental control and the integration of conservation ideas into wider museum concerns. For 28 years he was Keeper of Conservation at The Manchester Museum, The University of Manchester, then was the Research Project Manager at the British Library coordinating an international and interdisciplinary study on the natural ageing of books. He has carried out conservation, research, and professional coordination primarily with organic materials, such as polymers, preserved animal skin, movie film, and degraded wood. He project managed and delivered a wide range of projects, from collaborative research to professional accreditation to a £21m capital development. All required, and benefited from, multi-disciplinary teams, focussed on quality improvements with clear public benefits. Teaching experience includes university lectures, a distance learning course on Chemistry for Conservators and professional updating courses on polymers, most recently involved with the design and delivery of a course Adhesives for Conservation for the American Institute for Conservation. He acts as a consultant to museums and other institutions on their development and Curatorial Advisor to the New Mills Heritage Centre. He has upwards of 80 publications and editorships, including Materials for Conservation and papers on film degradation and preservation. He is a Fellow of the International Institute for Conservation, and the Museums Association, an Accredited Conservator-Restorer, and a professional Member of the Association for Project Management.
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25 September 2018 - Published on Amazon.com
Exactly the book I was looking for.
19 September 2013 - Published on Amazon.com
3 people found this helpful.
This books is juste the bible of all restorer and conservator. It is the base that we must have in our profession.
ýt might be very useful if...
31 January 2012 - Published on Amazon.com
One person found this helpful.
porcelain restoration is just a hobby for me.Maybe it was my fault to think that this book would be useful for my studies,but it was not.The features of the materials are described very detailed and actually nice but it was hard for me to understand and follow the text.If you are doing this job as a professional it is ok,but it was too much for me.
Don't Do it Yourself
25 March 2013 - Published on Amazon.com
7 people found this helpful.
I'd like to address the previous reviewer and anyone reading that review. Please don't attempt to conserve or restore a work of art yourself. Consult with a conservator who is a member of the American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works(AIC)if you are in the US. The AIC website has a directory of conservators which can be searched by location and specialty. In addition to developing knowledge beyond a firm foundation in art history and chemistry, conservators undergo years of training before they even enter a graduate program. It is vital to have a thorough understanding of both the materials of the artwork and how any materials applied to it will interact with them. Most often, do it yourself repairs cause more harm to the art object. After all, you wouldn't repair a herniated disk if you aren't a doctor.