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Most museums collections contain a wide variety of natural materials, and a diverse range of knowledge is necessary to keep so many types of objects at their best. This book studies the composition, structure and properties of natural materials such as wood, paper, amber, coral and feathers, and discusses the potential hazards they face, as well as the appropriate conservation techniques to use for each. Providing plenty of detail in an easily accessible format, Natural Materials is a useful resource for students, professionals and collectors alike.
* Contains a wealth of information on natural materials in a single volume
* Presents the background knowledge that underpins good museum practice
* Comprehensive and accessible, with a generous glossary and detailed tables for quick reference
"Jean DeMouthe breaks down materials to the atomic level and builds them up from there. Bark feathers, gemstones, blood, milk and leather are all grist for her mill." Museum News "Natural Materials is a unique book..." - Rocks & Minerals, Oct. 2005
|Minerals; Rocks & fossils|
|Introduction to organics|
|Monera, Protista, Fungus|
|Table of Contents provided by Publisher. All Rights Reserved.|
Published: 23rd December 2005
Dimensions (cm): 24.6 x 18.9 x 1.9
Weight (kg): 0.794