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  1. Introduction to conservation 6 items
    1. Things fall apart...: museum conservation in practice - National Museum Wales c2006

      Book 

    2. Conservation skills: judgement, method and decision making - Chris Caple 2000

      Book  Chapters 3 and 5

    3. Introducing archaeological conservation: chapter 1 - J.M. Cronyn, W.S. Robinson 1990

      Chapter 

    4. Introduction - W.A. Oddy

      Chapter 

    5. Caring for the past: issues in conservation for archaeology and museums - Elizabeth Pye 2001

      Book  Chapter 1: 'Archaeology, museums and the 'heritage industry': a context for conservation' and chapter 2: 'Conservation examined'; p. 9-36. Digitised reading.

    6. The nature of conservation: a race against time - Ward, Philip, Getty Conservation Institute c1986

      Book 

  2. Texts particularly relevant to this course 7 items
    1. The object reader - Candlin, Fiona, Guins, Raiford 2009

      Book 

    2. Museum materialities: objects, engagements, interpretations - Dudley, Sandra H. 2010

      Book 

    3. Objects of desire: design and society since 1750 - Forty, Adrian 1986

      Book 

    4. Handbook of material culture - Tilley, Chris 2006

      Book 

    5. Evocative objects: things we think with - Turkle, Sherry c2007

      Book 

  3. Web resources for museums relevant to this course 1 item
    1. Many museums have information about. and images of, their collections on their web-sites. E.g.

      Museums in London with important ethnographic collections include:

      Museums near London with important ethnographic collections include:

       

  4. Conservation online and Collections Link: the national collections management advisory service 1 item
    1. This is a very valuable oline resource providing conservation information on a wide range of topics relating to the conservation of library, archives and museum materials. 

      Collections Link is a collaboration scheme aimed at providing advice and support to museum archives, libraries and other collections-holding organisations. Most relevant to this course is the online library of best practice guides and fact-sheets.

       

       

  5. Other useful websites 1 item
  6. Lecture 1: Introduction to the course. Approaches to understanding objects: objects and their biographies 17 items
    1. Past meanings - Cornelius Holtorf

      Chapter Essential Digitised reading. You are also encouraged to read chapter 6 'Contemporaneous meanings'

    2. Not looking at kettles - R. Batchelor

      Chapter  Digitised reading

    3. Learning from things: method and theory of material culture studies - Kingery, W. D. c1996

      Book  Start with chapters by Lubar 'Learning from technological things' and Kingery 'Materials science and material culture'

    4. Further reading: biographies 5 items
      1. Man's effect on paintings - I. Hodkinson

        Chapter Recommended Digitised reading

      2. The cultural biography of objects - Chris Gosden and Yvonne Marshall 1999

        Article Recommended Electronic journal

      3. Decolonising conservation: caring for Maori meeting houses outside New Zealand - Sully, Dean c2007

        Book Recommended

      4. ExItCongoMuseum: an essay on the 'social life' of the masterpieces of the Tervuren museum - Wastiau, Boris, Musée royal de l'Afrique centrale c2000

        Book Recommended

    5. Further reading: looking at objects 7 items
      1. Exploring the role of touch in connoisseurship and the identification of objects - S. MacDonald

        Chapter Recommended

      2. Interpreting objects and collections - Pearce, Susan M. 1994

        Book Recommended

      3. Appendix: models for object study - Susan M. Pearce

        Chapter Recommended

      4. Exhibiting authenticity - Phillips, David 1997

        Book Recommended

      5. Part 3: Professional Touch - Elizabeth Pye

        Chapter Recommended

      6. Historical and philosophical issues in the conservation of cultural heritage - Stanley-Price, Nicholas, Talley, Mansfield Kirby, Melucco Vaccaro, Alessandra, Getty Conservation Institute c1996

        Book 

  7. Lecture 2: Introduction to the material world: exploring ceramic and glass objects 18 items
    1. Vessel glass - R. Charleston

      Chapter Essential Digitised reading

    2. Studying ceramic objects - W. D. Kingery, P. B. Vandiver

      Chapter Essential Digitised reading

    3. Making pottery - Clive Orton, Paul Tyers, A. G. Vince

      Chapter Essential Digitised reading

    4. Further reading 15 items
      1. Smashing pots: works of clay from Africa - Barley, Nigel c1994

        Book Recommended

      2. English medieval industries: craftsmen, techniques, products - Blair, John, Ramsay, Nigel 1991

        Book Recommended Chapters 8-11

      3. Ceramics and glass: a basic technology - Bray, Charles, Society of Glass Technology 2000

        Book Recommended

      4. The colors of clay: special techniques in Athenian vases - Cohen, Beth, Lansing-Maish, Susan, J. Paul Getty Museum c2006

        Book Recommended

      5. Ceramics as testaments of the past - B. Frank

        Chapter Recommended

      6. Earthenware in Asia and Africa: a colloquy held 21-23 June 1982 - Picton, John, Percival David Foundation of Chinese Art 1984

        Book Recommended

      7. Earth, fire and water: Chinese ceramic technology : a handbook for non-specialists - Pierson, Stacey, Percival David Foundation of Chinese Art c1996

        Book Recommended

      8. Pottery technology: principles and reconstruction - Rye, Owen S. 1981

        Book Recommended

      9. Introduction to glass science and technology - Shelby, J. E., Royal Society of Chemistry (Great Britain) 2005

        Book Recommended

      10. Medieval glass vessels found in England, c. A.D. 1200-1500 - Tyson, Rachel, Council for British Archaeology 2000

        Book Recommended

      11. Ethnographic beadwork: aspects of manufacture, use and conversion - Wright, Margot M., Conservators of Ethnographic Artefacts 2001

        Book Recommended

  8. Lecture 3: Exploring organic objects 25 items
    1. Wood as a physical surface for paint - R. Bruce Hoadley

      Chapter Essential Electronic publication

    2. The object: examination, options and choice - Sheila Landi

      Chapter Essential Digitised reading

    3. Technology of plant materials used in artifacts - Ruth E. Norton

      Chapter Essential Digitised reading

    4. Manufacture of leather - Roy Thomson

      Chapter Essential Digitised reading

    5. Textiles - P. Walton

      Chapter Essential

    6. Further reading 20 items
      1. Textiles revealed: object lessons in historic textile and costume research - Marschner, Joanna M., Sykas, Philip Anthony, Brooks, Mary M. c2000

        Book Recommended

      2. Warp and weft: a textile terminology - Burnham, Dorothy K., Centre international d'étude des textiles anciens 1980

        Book Recommended

      3. Three-dimensional structure of wood: an ultrastructural approach - Butterfield, B. G., Meylan, B. A. 1980

        Book Recommended

      4. Leather: its composition and changes with time - Calnan, C. N., Haines, Betty, Leather Conservation Centre c1991

        Book Recommended

      5. The maker's hand: a close look at textile structures - Collingwood, Peter, Cripps, David 1998

        Book Recommended

      6. The primary structures of fabrics: an illustrated classification - Emery, Irene, Textile Museum (Washington, D.C.) 1966

        Book Recommended

      7. Shoes and pattens - Grew, Francis, Neergaard, Margrethe de, Museum of London 2001

        Book Recommended

      8. Matte paint: its history and technology, analysis, properties and conservation treatment : with a special emphasis on ethnographic objects - Walston, Sue, Bishop, Mitchell Hearns, Hansen, Eric F., Getty Conservation Institute 1993

        Book Recommended

      9. Scientific analysis of ancient and historic textiles: informing preservation, display and interpretation : postprints - Janaway, R. C., Wyeth, Paul, AHRC Research Centre for Textile Conservation and Textile Studies 2005

        Book Recommended

      10. Egyptian textiles - Janssen, Rosalind 1986

        Book Recommended

      11. How to read historic textiles - K. Johansen

        Chapter Recommended

      12. Conservation of leather and related materials - Kite, Marion, Thomson, Roy 2006

        Book Recommended

      13. Ivory and related materials: an illustrated guide - Krzyszkowska, O., University of London 1990

        Book Recommended

      14. Antler, bone and horn - A. MacGregor

        Chapter Recommended

      15. Wood - J. Munby

        Chapter Recommended

      16. African textiles - Picton, John, Mack, John, British Museum 1989

        Book Recommended

      17. Ancient skins, parchments and leathers - Reed, Ronald 1972

        Book Recommended

  9. Lecture 4: Exploring metal objects 18 items
    1. Surfaces - Tim McCreight

      Chapter Essential Digitised reading

    2. Jewelry under the microscope. A conservator's guide to cataloguing - A. Oddy

      Chapter Essential Digitised reading

    3. Metals and corrosion: a handbook for the conservation professional - Selwyn, Lyndsie, Canadian Conservation Institute c2004

      Book Essential Chapters 1 and 2

    4. Further reading 14 items
      1. Distinguishing the forms of iron - John Ashurst, Nicola Ashurst

        Chapter Recommended Digitised reading

      2. English medieval industries: craftsmen, techniques, products - Blair, John, Ramsay, Nigel 1991

        Book Recommended Chapters 8-11

      3. Iron and steel in ancient times - Buchwald, Vagn Fabritius, Kongelige Danske videnskabernes selskab c2005

        Book Recommended

      4. Metallurgy for the non-metallurgist - Chandler, Harry c1998

        Book Recommended

      5. Mining and metal production through the ages - Lang, Janet, Craddock, P. T. c2003

        Book Recommended

      6. Emergence of scientific enquiry into the past - P.T. Craddock

        Chapter Recommended Digitised reading

      7. Gilded metals: history, technology and conservation - Drayman Weisser, Terry, American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works 2000

        Book Recommended

      8. Jewellery of the ancient world - Ogden, Jack c1982

        Book Recommended

      9. Iron and steel in art: corrosion, colorants, conservation - Scott, David A., Eggert, Gerhard 2009

        Book Recommended

      10. Copper and bronze in art: corrosion, colorants, conservation - Scott, David A., Getty Conservation Institute 2002

        Book Recommended

      11. Metallography and microstructure of ancient and historic metals - Scott, David A. 1991

        Book Recommended

      12. Applications of radiography in conservation - F. Shearman, S. Dove

        Chapter Recommended Digitised reading

  10. Lecture 5: Heritage and well-being: the use of museum objects in hospitals 21 items
    1. Yup'ik elders in museum - A. Feinup-Riordan

      Chapter Essential Digitised reading

    2. Collections for research - Suzanne Keene

      Chapter Essential Digitised reading

    3. Enrichment programmes in hospitals: using museum loan boxes in University College London hospitals - Guy Noble, Helen Chatterjee

      Chapter Essential Digitised reading

    4. Heritage in Hospitals

      Webpage Essential Electronic resource

    5. Further reading 17 items
      1. Professional Practice - Collections Link

        Webpage Recommended The aspect of Collections Link most relevant in the context of this course is the online library of best practice guides and fact sheets

      2. Museopathy: exploring the healing potential of handling museum objects - Helen Chatterjee et al. 2009

        Article Recommended Electronic journal

      3. Touch in museums: policy and practice in object handling - MacDonald, Sally, Prytherch, David, Chatterjee, Helen, Noble, Guy 2008

        Book Recommended

      4. Knowing things: exploring the collections at the Pitt Rivers Museum 1884-1945 - Gosden, Chris, Larson, Frances, Petch, Alison 2007

        Book Recommended

      5. Learning in the museum - Hein, George E. 1998

        Book Recommended

      6. Museums and the interpretation of visual culture - Hooper-Greenhill, Eilean 2000

        Book Recommended

      7. Museums and the shaping of knowledge - Hooper-Greenhill, Eilean 1992

        Book Recommended

      8. Collections for people: museums' stored collections as a public resource - Keene, Suzanne, Stevenson, Alice, Monti, Francesca, University College, London c2008

        Document Recommended E-book

      9. Museums in the material world - Knell, Simon J. 2007

        Book Recommended

      10. Museums and the future of collecting - Knell, Simon J. 2004

        Book Recommended

      11. Pacific pattern - Küchler, Susanne, Were, Graeme Robert, Jowitt, Glenn 2005

        Book Recommended

      12. The museum of the mind: art and memory in world cultures - Mack, John, British Museum c2003

        Book Recommended

      13. Museums and source communities: a Routledge reader - Peers, Laura L., Brown, Alison K. 2003

        Book Recommended

      14. Museums, objects and collections: a cultural study - Pearce, Susan M. 1993

        Book Recommended

      15. The power of touch: handling objects in museum and heritage contexts - Pye, Elizabeth c2007

        Book Recommended Part 3: Professional touch

      16. An introduction to museum archaeology - Swain, Hedley 2007

        Book Recommended

      17. Collections for the future: report of a Museums Association inquiry - Wilkinson, Helen, Museums Association 2005

        Book Recommended E-book

  11. Lecture 6: Material change in objects and our concept of condition. The role of condition reports 18 items
    1. Man's effect on paintings - I. Hodkinson

      Chapter Essential Digitised reading

    2. The life expectancy of materials and problems of increasing visitor use - S. Keck

      Chapter Essential Digitised reading

    3. Condition Reports: Fact Sheet - Museums and Galleries New South Wales 2011

      Document Essential Electronic resource

    4. Change in materials and objects: chapter 5 - Elizabeth Pye

      Chapter Essential Digitised reading

    5. Further reading 14 items
      1. Art in transition - A. Albano

        Chapter Recommended

      2. Conservation treatment methodology - Appelbaum, Barbara 2007

        Book Recommended E-BOOK

      3. Collection surveys and condition reporting - Australian Museums and Galleries

        Document Recommended Electronic resource

      4. Things fall apart--: museum conservation in practice - Buttler, Caroline J., Davis, Mary, National Museum Wales c2006

        Book Recommended

      5. Conservation skills: judgement, method and decision making - Caple, Chris 2000

        Book Recommended Chapter 3

      6. The value of age and decay - D. Lowenthal

        Chapter Recommended Digitised reading

      7. Time's effect on paintings - S. Michalski

        Chapter Recommended

      8. Making a statement: improving the condition reporting process - H. Nodding, V. Oakley 2009

        Article Recommended Electronic journal

      9. Vessel glass deterioration at the Victoria and Albert Museum - V. Oakley 1990

        Article Recommended Digitised article

      10. Condition reporting. Care of collections and taonga - Jenny Sherman 2010

        Document Recommended Electronic resource

      11. An Integrated Approach to Risk Assesments and Condition Surveys - Joel Taylor 2005

        Article Recommended Electronic journal

      12. Investigating subjectivity within collection condition surveys - J Taylor 1999-3

        Article Recommended Electronic journal

      13. Indexing reliability for condition survey data - Joel Taylor, David Watkinson 2007-01

        Article Recommended Electronic journal

      14. Condition reporting crib sheet - D Walton 2011

        Document Recommended Electronic resource

  12. Lecture 7: Conservation changes things! Conservations and its effects on understanding and use of objects 23 items
    1. Caring for the past: issues in conservation for archaeology and museums - Pye, Elizabeth 2001

      Book Essential CHAPTER 2

    2. The art of the conservator - Oddy, W. A., British Museum c1992

      Book Essential START WITH THE INTRODUCTION

    3. The nature of conservation: a race against time - Ward, Philip, Getty Conservation Institute c1986

      Book Essential E-BOOK FROM GETTY CONSERVATION INSTITUTE

    4. Further reading 20 items
      1. Things fall apart--: museum conservation in practice - Buttler, Caroline J., Davis, Mary, National Museum Wales c2006

        Book Recommended

      2. Conservation skills: judgement, method and decision making - Caple, Chris 2000

        Book Recommended CHAPTERS 3 AND 5

      3. The elements of archaeological conservation - Cronyn, J. M., Robinson, W. S. 1990

        Book Recommended CHAPTER 1

      4. Preventive conservation: practice, theory and research : preprints of the contributions to the Ottawa Congress, 12-16 September 1994 - Roy, Ashok, Smith, Perry, International Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works, International Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works c1994

        Book Recommended PAGES 58-60

      5. Conservation as material culture - D. Eastrop

        Chapter Recommended

      6. Introductory essay 'relativity and restoration' - H. Glanville

        Chapter Recommended

      7. Material matters: the conservation of modern sculpture - Heuman, Jackie, Tate Gallery c1999

        Book Recommended

      8. Sculpture conservation: treatment or reinterpretation? - J. Larson

        Chapter Recommended Digitised reading

      9. Contemporary theory of conservation - Muñoz Viñas, Salvador 2005

        Book Recommended

      10. Restoration - is it acceptable? - A. Oddy

        Chapter Recommended Digitised reading

      11. Does reversibility exist in conservation? - A. Oddy

        Chapter Recommended Digitised reading

      12. Authenticity challenged? The ‘plastic house’ at Çatalhöyük - Elizabeth Pye 2006-01-01

        Article Recommended Electronic journal

      13. Evolving challenges, developing skills - E. Pye, D. Sully 2007

        Article Recommended Electronic journal

      14. Conservation: principles, dilemmas and uncomfortable truths - Richmond, Alison, Bracker, Alison 2009

        Book Recommended

      15. Historical and philosophical issues in the conservation of cultural heritage - Stanley-Price, Nicholas, Talley, Mansfield Kirby, Melucco Vaccaro, Alessandra, Getty Conservation Institute c1996

        Book Recommended PART III: THE EMERGENCE OF MODERN CONSERVATION THEORY, PARTICULARLY THE INTRODUCTION TO THIS PART.

  13. Lecture 8: What importance do we attach to this object, what does it mean to us? The role of statements of significance and exploration of values assigned to objects 29 items
    1. First Nations, preservation and conservation: personal perspectives - Miriam Clavir

      Chapter Essential Digitised reading

    2. Why we need things - Mihaly Csikszantmihalyi

      Chapter Essential Digitised reading

    3. Context and meaning generation: the conservation of garments deliberately sealed in buildings - Dinah Eastop, Charlotte Dew

      Chapter Essential Digitised reading

    4. They made it a living thing didn't they? - S. Jones

      Chapter Essential Digitised reading

    5. Further reading 19 items
      1. Art in transition - A. Albano

        Chapter Recommended

      2. Values and heritage conservation: research report - Avrami, Erica C., Mason, Randall, De la Torre, Marta, Getty Conservation Institute c2000

        Book Recommended

      3. Stonehenge: making space - Bender, Barbara, Aitken, Paul 1998

        Book Recommended

      4. Mortality immortality?: the legacy of 20th-century art - Corzo, Miguel Angel, Getty Conservation Institute c1999

        Book Recommended

      5. Garments deliberately concealed in buildings - D. Eastop

        Chapter Recommended

      6. Perspectives on Hinemihi: a Maori meeting house - E. Hooper-Greenhill

        Chapter Recommended Digitised reading

      7. Learning from things: method and theory of material culture studies - Kingery, W. D. c1996

        Book Recommended

      8. Authenticity and World Heritage - B. von Droste, U. Bertilsson

        Chapter Recommended

      9. Changing criteria of authenticity - D. Lowenthal

        Chapter Recommended Digitised reading

      10. The past is a foreign country - Lowenthal, David 1985

        Book Recommended Section 4: The look of age

      11. Museums and source communities: a Routledge reader - Peers, Laura L., Brown, Alison K. 2003

        Book Recommended Human remains and related cultural issues

      12. Museums, objects and collections: a cultural study - Pearce, Susan M. 1993

        Book Recommended

      13. Interpreting objects and collections - Pearce, Susan M. 1994

        Book Recommended

      14. The meaning of objects: chapter 4 - Elizabeth Pye

        Chapter Recommended Digitised reading

      15. Introducing Hinemihi - Dean Sully

        Chapter Recommended Digitised reading

      16. Assessing the values of cultural heritage: research report - De la Torre, Marta, Getty Conservation Institute 2002

        Book Recommended E-BOOK

    6. Further reading: human remains and related cultural issues 6 items
      1. Human remains - Chamberlain, Andrew c1994

        Book Recommended Human remains and related cultural issues

      2. Indigenous human remains and changing museum ideology - C. Fforde, J. Hubert

        Chapter Recommended Human remains and related cultural issues

      3. For your eyes only? The magic touch of relics - J. Geisbusch

        Chapter Recommended Human remains and related cultural issues

      4. Caring for American Indian objects: a practical and cultural guide - Ogden, Sherelyn c2004

        Book Recommended Human remains and related cultural issues

      5. Godly things: museums, objects, and religion - Paine, Crispin 2000

        Book Recommended Human remains and related cultural issues

      6. Caring for human remains: a developing concern? - Elizabeth Pye

        Chapter Recommended Human remains and related cultural issues. Digitised reading

  14. Lecture 9: From atoms to agents: what instrumental analysis can tell us about objects and the people who made them AND looking beneath the surface: use of x-rays. 19 items
    1. The emergence of scientific inquiry into the past - P. Craddock

      Chapter Essential Digitised reading

    2. X-radiography of textiles, dress and related objects - O'Connor, Sonia A., Brooks, Mary M. 2007

      Book Essential

    3. Innovation in the x-radiography of textiles: using computed tomography imaging techniques - S. O'Connor et al.

      Chapter Essential

    4. Material/culture: can the farmer and cowman still be friends? - J. D. Prown

      Chapter Essential Digitised reading

    5. Further reading 9 items
      1. Objects: reluctant witnesses to the past - Caple, Chris 2006

        Book Recommended

      2. Spotting the fakes - P. Craddock, S. Bowman

        Chapter Recommended Digitised reading

      3. The primary structures of fabrics: an illustrated classification - Emery, Irene, Textile Museum (Washington, D.C.) 1966

        Book Recommended

      4. Authenticity in art: the scientific detection of forgery - Fleming, Stuart James, Institute of Physics (Great Britain) 1975

        Book Recommended

      5. Fake?: the art of deception - Jones, Mark, Craddock, P. T., Barker, Nicholas, British Museum 1990

        Book Recommended Establishing authenticity

      6. Radiography of cultural material - Lang, Janet, Middleton, Andrew 2005

        Book Recommended

      7. Hidden meanings: the relevations of conservation - A. Lister, A. Rowe

        Chapter Recommended

      8. Introduction. Do fakes matter? - Mark Jones

        Chapter Recommended Establishing authenticity

    6. Understanding objects: the role of touch in conservation - Elizabeth Pye

      Chapter Essential Digitised reading

    7. Enrichment programmes in hospitals: using museum loan boxes in University College London hospitals - Guy Noble, Helen Chatterjee

      Chapter Recommended

    8. Enrichment programmes in hospitals: using museum loan boxes in University College London hospitals - Guy Noble, Helen Chatterjee

      Chapter Recommended Digitised reading

    9. Introduction: the power of touch - Pye, Elizabeth Pye, Elizabeth

      Chapter Recommended

    10. A new pliopithecoid genus from the early Miocene of Uganda - James B. Rossie, Laura MacLatchy 2006-5

      Article 

  15. Lecture 10: Tangible objects: understanding through touch AND 3D imaging for digital documentation of museum artefacts 7 items
    1. Objects in 3D - Museums Sheffield 2012

      Webpage Essential Electronic resource

    2. Introduction: power of touch - Eizabeth Pye

      Chapter Essential Digitised reading

    3. Further reading 4 items
      1. Preparing collections for digitization - Bülow, Anna, Ahmon, Jess, National Archives (Great Britain) 2011

        Book Recommended CHAPTER 1

      2. Objects: reluctant witnesses to the past - Caple, Chris 2006

        Book Recommended PARTICULARLY 74-79

      3. Touch in museums: policy and practice in object handling - MacDonald, Sally, Prytherch, David, Chatterjee, Helen, Noble, Guy 2008

        Book Recommended PAGES 215-223

      4. Understanding objects: the role of touch in conservation - Elizabeth Pye

        Chapter Recommended Digitised reading

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