June acquisitions for the Chantry Library

Selected books and  journal articles now available in the Chantry Library:


Leather Wet and Dry: Current Treatments in the Conservation of Waterlogged and Desiccated Archaeological Leather edited by Barbara Wills, Archetype Publications for the Archaeological Leather Group, London, 2001, 77pp    ISBN: 1-873132-77-8
This title presents some new ideas, as well as reviews of established methods, on the preservation of leather. Topics discussed include:

  • How to accurately assess the condition of a leather collection as a whole.
  • Current waterlogged leather treatments and how they compare with earlier treatments.
  • The role played by mineral contents in terms of preservation or decay.
  • How to stabilise dry archaeological leather. 

Leather and Fur: Aspects of Early Medieval Trade and Technology edited by Esther Cameron, Archetype Publications for the Archaeological Leather Group, London, 1998, 101pp
ISBN: 1-873132-51-4
Leather and Fur offers fresh insight into aspects of early medieval technology, and of social economy, which affected the urban and rural medieval environment. Important changes partly brought about by new patterns of trade and by the rise of urbanism, are reflected in Europe in the supply and use of leather and fur. Anglo-Saxon leather-working traditions are shown to undergo transition. Cultural attitudes to the wearing of furs are seen to change. The impact of hunting on the fauna of Scandinavia. Northern Europe and Western Asia is highlighted and the enterprise that drove it forward disclosed. 

Italian Renaissance Drawings: Technical Examination and Analysis edited by Janet Ambers, Catherine Higgitt and David Saunders, Archetype Publications in association with The British Museum, London, 2010, 174pp    ISBN: 978-1-904982-58-6
The drawings discussed in this book were included in the exhibition, Fra Angelico to Leonardo: Italian Renaissance Paintings held at the British Museum, London and the Uffizi Gallery, Florence in 2010-2011. Technical studies of 47 of the British Museum’s finest Italian Renaissance drawings are given based on non-invasive and non-contact examination and analysis.

Theory and Practice in the Conservation of Modern and Contemporary Art: Reflections on the Roots and the Perspectives (Proceedings of the International Symposium held 13-14 January 2009 at the University of Applied Sciences and Arts, Faculty Preservation of Cultural Heritage, Hildesheim) edited by Ursula Schadler-Saub and Angela Weyer, Archetype Publications (on behalf of the Hornemann Institute, Germany), London, 2010, 220pp  ISBN: 978-1-904982-54-8
The papers in this volume from the Hildesheim symposium confront the theoretical foundation and the ethical and aesthetical principles of the conservation of modern and contemporary art, testing the limits and possibilities of the development of established positions and seeking new challenges. 

In the Nick of Time: a practical guide to teaching about conservation of objects by Elizabeth Newbery & Sarah Fecher, Museums & Galleries Commission,  London, 1995, 32pp  ISBN: 0 948630 29 9
In the Nick of Time is about caring for objects. It investigates how and why everyday things become damaged and looks at how professional conservators protect objects that are very old, fragile and precious. Aimed at both museum educators and primary school teachers, this publication breaks new ground in showing how the conservation practices of museums and galleries can help pupils understand damage and decay. It contains information, ideas and practical activities linked to the National Curriculum in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, and to the Scottish 5-14 Curriculum Guidelines. 

Heritage Values in Contemporary Society edited by George S. Smith, Phyllis Mauch Messenger, and Hilary A. Soderland, Left Coast Press, California, 2010, 304pp £27.99 ISBN: 978-1-59874-446-0
What do we do about the past ?  In formulating policies about heritage preservation, that is the inevitable question, and deals not only with economic value but also the intangible value to individuals, communities and society as a whole. This interdisciplinary group of scholars- anthropologists, archaeologists, architects, educators, lawyers, heritage administrators, policy analysts and consultants – make the first attempt to define and assess heritage values on a local, national and global level. Chapters range from the theoretical to policy frameworks to case studies of heritage practice, written by scholars from eight countries.

Journal articles

AIC News, Vol.35, No.3, May 2010
– From Collaboration to Aggregation: Internet Resources and the Future of Conservation by Ariel O’Connor 5pp

ARC Magazine (Archives and Records Association), No.250, June 2010
Data Standards Special Issue

Bull & Branch, Vol.29, No.1, February 2010

Guild of Book Workers, Number 190, June 2010
– A Workshop with Don Rash by Craig Fansler pp8-9
Workshop at The School for Formal Bookbinding
– Details of the 29th Seminar on Standards of Excellence in Hand Bookbinding (Tucson, Arizona – October 14 – 16, 2010
– The Conservation Corner: Housing and Storage Options by Tish Brewer p.14
Susan Russick’s and Hal Erickson’s Paper De-Acidification Workshop Review by Natasha Herman

News in Conservation (IIC), No.18, June 2010
– IIC 2010 Istanbul Congress – Provisional Programme p2 (posters p8)
The Fungus-Trolley p3
Developing ways to tackle fungal outbreaks in display areas
– Preserving the taste of memory pp4-5
Preservation on traditional cooking and food production
Archaeology Conservation Outreach: Hand-on p6

Journal of Paper Conservation, Vol.11, No.2, 2010
– Editorial: Accessibility or Preservation by Anna Bűlow p.3
– Cellulosefasern: Identifizierungsmoglichkeiten und Bestimmung des Abbaugrades von Papierobjekten, Teil: Identifizierung mitels Mikroskopie pp12-18
– Fachlicher Austausch: Workshops als Teil der Konzeptentwicklung zur Mengenrestaurierung von Leder- und Pergamenteinbänden pp18-22

Original Manuscript or Hectograph Copy? by Wlodek Witek pp23-30
Three versions of Knut Hamsun’s Play “In the Grip of Life”
Considering Book Conservation by Karin Scheper pp31-36
Developments in Materials, Techniques, and Approaches

Conference Reports
CZ Prague – IFLA-PAC: Water Impact on Library, Archival and Museum Materials pp40-42
A report of the second conference in the cycle: air, water, earth and fire which took place October 28-31 2009 in Prague.

Morocco Bound, Vol.31, No.2, May 2010
Guard Your Sections
How a book is bound
(from “The Building of a Book. A Series of Practical Articles Written by Experts in the Various Departments of Book Making and Distributing” 1906 Various authors. This text from: http://www.gutenberg.org/wiki/Main_Page
Notes on leather by John Turner
– The Guild of Women-Binders

Museums Journal, June 2010
Object Lessons: Reflections on the sensitivities of extreme collecting pp22-27
Prior to the publication of a book on extreme collecting, Suzanne Bardgett recalls the anxious quest for artefacts for the Imperial War MUSEUM’S Holocaust Exhibition
Beating the creepy-crawlies pp28-31
Pest control may not be glamorous, but it’s increasingly vital for the safe-keeping of museum collections, says Louise Gray
Learning curves pp32-35
How effective are postgraduate museum studies courses in launching people’s careers in the sector ? John Holt talks to some former students to find out.
Where it’s at pp36-39
Simon Groom reveals what he has been doing to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art. By Simon Stephens.

The National Library Magazine, (National Library of Australia), June 2010
The Dunera Boys
Susannah Helman tells the story of the Dunera Boys, the “Enemy Aliens” who sailed on the Dunera from Britain and were interned in Australia in the early 1940s. pp3-7
Picturing progress: rediscovering Joseph Backler’s view of Brisbane
Timothy Roberts describes how Joseph Backler’s 1866 panorama captures a dynamic moment in Brisbane’s history. pp8-11
Charles Scrivener: the Surveyor as Town Planner
Greg Wood revisits the endeavours of the surveyor, Charles Scrivener, to influence the planning of Canberra pp12-15
Carved Emu eggs: a unique Australian art form by Ian Warden
Medals, suffragettes and swimmers
Ian Warden dons white gloves to examine and marvel at some of the diverse collection of medals in the National Library of Australia pp18-20
The beautiful, the beguiling and the bizarre
Stephanie Owen Reeder frolics with the fairies in children’s books of the 1890s to the 1920s pp21-24
Be the life of the party, learn a few magic tricks
Philip O’Brien explores the world of magic through magic apparatus catalogues from the early to mid-twentieth century pp25-27
A date with digital history
Clare McHugh reveals the scope of the library photographers’ work and the chances in photography over the years pp28-30

Print Quarterly, Vol.27, No.2, June 2010
Coriolano by Naoko Takahatake pp103-130
Thinking Aloud: Two Suites by William Kentridge by Angela Breidbach pp131-143
Shorter notices:
Was Richard Smith Richard Schilders ? by June Schlueter pp143-147- The Great Sacrifice: From War Souvenir to Inspirational Icon by Peter Harrington pp148-157
Julia Mavrogordato by Timothy Jones pp157-160


One Response to “June acquisitions for the Chantry Library”

  1. Diehl Art Gallery Says:

    It looks to be a great selection of books!

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