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Koller, M (1994) Learning from the history of preventive conservation. Preventive conservation: practice, theory and research. Preprints of the contributions to the Ottawa Congress, 12-16 September 1994 . pp. 1-8.

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Preventive conservation is not a new idea. It has been used at least since Greek and Roman antiquity. Focusing on three main periods (Medieval, Renaissance/Baroque, and the 19th century), the author reviews methods of building for isolation, ventilation, and climatic stability, drawing on contemporary texts and known examples. Preventive measures are divided into passive, produced by the structure of the building (climate control, moisture barriers, surface protection), and active (periodic cleaning, care, and renewal of protective layers). Historical methods with respect to wall paintings, sculpture, and pictures are also documented. Practical experience of reusing historical methods with some new modifications is briefly discussed, with reference to the concept of sacrificial layers, indoors and out.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Museum; Climate control; History; Preventive conservation; Passive control; Building envelope
Subjects: English > Management and Case Studies
Depositing User: Anna Samuelsson
Date Deposited: 07 Apr 2008 12:37
Last Modified: 29 Dec 2016 14:25

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