The first sentence of Christine A. Smith’s Introduction clearly states the overall goal of this volume: “This book interweaves two related histories: the professional biography of William Berwick (1848-1920), who was the preeminent manuscript restorer in the United States during the late nineteenth and earth twentieth centuries, and an exploration of the world of paper conservation in the U.S. and Western Europe during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.” The author, who received an A.B. from Vassar College and then an M.S.
2016, Los Angeles: The Cotsen Institute of Archaeology Press, 500 pps., ISBN 978-1-938770-08-1. Available from the publishers in soft cover print and as aKindle eBook
Bool reviewed by Robyn Sloggett, The Grimwade Centre, The University of Melbourne
2016, Los Angeles, CA, Publisher: Getty Conservation Institute, 150 pages, paperback, ISBN 9781606064870
Book reviewed by Ria German-Carter
Book reviewed Jane E Klinger, Chief Conservator, US Holocaust Memorial Museum
The Getty Conservation Institute. 2014. 608 pages, ISBN 978-1-60606-432-0
Aparna Tandon et al. ICCROM & UNESCO, 2016, ISBN 978-92-9077-247-7 (ICCROM) / 978-92-3-100162-8 (UNESCO)
Some books and publications are to be pored over at leisure and savoured at length. Others are for immediate consumption and reference. This booklet – 55 pages including annexe – is available for immediate download from the ICCROM web-site (http://www.iccrom.org/downloads ) and sometimes, one imagines, for immediate referral ‘in case of need’.
Edited by Efstratios Stylianidis and Fabio Remondino, Whittles Publishing, 2016, ISBN 978-184995-168-5 Hardback, 400 pages, liberally illustrated, full colour throughout.
Reviewed by Joyce Townsend
Archetype ISBN 978-1-909-492-44-8 and the Swiss institute for Art Research (SIK-ISEA) ISBN 978-3-908196-85-3 ISSN 1661-8815, 2016, 263 pages with colour illustrations.
Reviewed by Graham Voce
Cambridge University Press, 2015
ISBN 978 052 161 885 0 (paperback) / 978 052 185 142 8 (hardback)
Editors Johanna Leissner, Urban Kaiser, Ralf Kilian. Fraunhofer 2014, 95 pages, ISBN 978-3-00-048328-8
Shin Maekawa, Vincent L.Beltran, Michael C. Henry, Getty Conservation Institute, 2015, Series Tools for Conservation, 344 pages, paperback, ISBN 978-1-60606-434-4
Environmental management of collections is an area where IIC is particularly active, with various recent issues of Studies in Conservation dedicated to the theme, and culminating in the joint IIC/ICOM CC Declaration on Environmental Guidelines which came out of debate at the ICOM CC Melbourne 2014 Conference and the IIC Hong Kong 2014 Congress.