Scientific Analysis of Ancient and Historic Textiles: Informing preservation, display and interpretation


Wyeth, Paul and Janaway, Rob (eds.) (2005) Scientific Analysis of Ancient and Historic Textiles: Informing preservation, display and interpretation, London, UK, Archetype Publications, 266pp.

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Papers in this volume cover various aspects of the deterioration of textiles and the different scientific techniques that can be applied to investigate the characteristics of historic textiles, their fibres, dyes etc. The authors include textile, paper and painting conservators, conservation scientists, chemists, archaeologists, engineers, biochemists and a zoologist.

This is the first of a series of three volumes of papers emanating from the conferences of the AHRC Research Centre for Textile Conservation and Textile Studies, Textile Conservation Centre, University of Southampton. The themes for the succeeding volumes are, respectively:

'The future of the 20th Century: Collecting, Interpreting and Conserving Modern Materials' and 'Textiles and Text: Re-establishing the links between archival and object-based research'.

Item Type: Book
ISBNs: 1873132794 (hardback)
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Keywords: scientific analysis, historic textiles, textile conservation
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
Q Science > QD Chemistry
C Auxiliary Sciences of History > C Auxiliary sciences of history (General)
Divisions: University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Art
ePrint ID: 25113
Date Deposited: 05 Apr 2006
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2014 18:14
Publisher: Archetype Publications
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/25113

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