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Book Review: Mummy Portraits of Roman Egypt: emerging research from the APPEAR project

Cover of “Mummy Portraits of Roman Egypt.” Image courtesy of Getty Publications.

Reviewed by Alexandra Taylor

Mummy Portraits of Roman Egypt: Emerging Research from the APPEAR Project
Edited by Marie Svoboda and Caroline R. Cartwright
J. P. Getty Museum, Los Angeles
US publication Date: August 25, 2020
UK Publication Date: September 29, 2020
196 pages / 169 colour illustrations / 26 diagrams and tables
Paperback: US $60.00, UK £45.00 / Free in digital formats (online, PDF, E-book)
ISBN: 978-L-60606-654-6

Book Review: On Canvas

Front and back cover images of On Canvas courtesy of Getty Publications.

Review by Joyce Townsend

On Canvas: Preserving the Structure of Paintings
By Stephen Hackney
The Getty Conservation Institute, 2020
256 pages / $50 Getty Store / £40 Amazon / Paperback
ISBN: 978-1-60606-626-3

Book Review: Current Technical Challenges in the Conservation of Paintings

Current Technical Challenges in the Conservation of Paintings, book cover. Image courtesy of Archetype Publications.

Review by Amber Kerr

Current Technical Challenges in the Conservation of Paintings
Edited by Angelina Barros D’Sa, Lizze Bone, Rhiannon Clarricoates, Helen Dowding 
London: Archetype publications, Ltd., 2015
136 pages / £32.50 / Paperback
ISBN: 9781909492318

Book Review: Buried by Vesuvius – the Villa dei Papiri at Herculaneum

Buried by Vesuvius, book cover. Image courtesy of J Paul Getty Museum.

CONSERVATION IN CONTEXT: A TALE OF TWO VILLAS

Review by Graham Voce

Buried by Vesuvius – the Villa dei Papiri at Herculaneum
Edited by Kenneth Lapatin
Los Angeles: J Paul Getty Museum, 2019
276 pages / $65.00 / Hardcover
ISBN 978-1-60606-592-1

Book Review: Historic Cities: Issues in Urban Conservation

Book cover. Courtesy of the Getty Conservation Institute

Review by Graham Voce

Historic Cities: Issues in Urban Conservation (Readings in Conservation) 
Edited by Jeff Cody and Francesco Siravo
Getty Conservation Institute, USA, July 2019 (US) August 2019 (UK)
632 Pages / 114 colour & 60 black and white illustrations / Paperback
ISBN 978-1-60606-593-8

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