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The Science For Conservators Series : Volume 1: An Introduction to Materials - The Conservation Unit Museums and Galleries Commission

The Science For Conservators Series

Volume 1: An Introduction to Materials

Paperback Published: 14th May 1992
ISBN: 9780415071673
Number Of Pages: 120

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For more than ten years, The Science for Conservators Series has provided the key basic texts for conservators throughout the world. Scientific concepts are basic to the conservation of artefacts of every type, yet many conservators have little or no scientific training. These introductory volumes provide non-scientists with the essential theoretical background to their work.

Introduction
What science is
Beginning chemistry
Molecules and chemical equations
Atomic structure and chemical bonding
Relating chemical names to structure, Answers to exercises
Index
Bibliography Contents
Introduction
The nature of dirt
Mechanical cleaning
Liquids and solutions
Organic solvents
Cleaning with water
Water, acidity and alkalinity
Cleaning by chemical reaction
Index
Bibliography Contents
Introduction
Sticking things together
The Chemistry of polymers
Making joints with different types of adhesive
The strength and stiffness of materials
How long will it last
Coatings
Consolidants, Answers to exercises
Index
Bibliography
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ISBN: 9780415071673
ISBN-10: 0415071674
Series: Science for Conservators : Book 1
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 120
Published: 14th May 1992
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.99 x 18.85  x 0.76
Weight (kg): 0.35
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: New edition