By Robert B. Faltermeier
This booklet is a concise consultant on tips on how to look after, guard and examine cultural background in inner most and public collections. Its concentration is on third-dimensional artworks and archaeology made from fabrics like ceramics, glass, stone, metals, wooden and so forth. It in short explains crucial elements of dealing with, demonstrate, garage and research of such artwork works and covers the fundamentals of environmental stipulations for an paintings assortment. a variety of sensible examples from the author's lengthy adventure are proven in fine quality color photographs.
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If a stone has fractured or chipped surfaces then a microscope or good magnifying glass (30× or larger) can be used to examine the stone fabric. Most stones, being porous) have a graduation in colour from the surface into the core of the piece. This colour change varies from stone to stone and depends upon the type of burial environment. I have seen cases in which shellac and other materials have been applied to imitate this gradual penetration of deterioration and discolouration. If this is suspected it should be followed up with careful surface testing to confirm if the material is soluble in organic solvents, indicating a synthetic resin has been used.
This procedure is almost completely reversible. Notice how in the calcareous deposit only a small hairline crack is visible X-ray Fluorescence: This technique looks at the surface composition of the glass and might indicate a modern reproduction. It is non-destructive. 3 This ancient aubergine coloured glass vase was covered in calcareous deposits that disfigured and obscured the white decoration flowing through the coloured glass matrix. The deposit was removed with a complexing agent that did not attack the fragile glass surface.
This can indicate fake or artificial patination. Infrared Spectroscopy/Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy: These techniques can be used on small samples of corrosion products from the surface of a metal artwork and can determine the composition of the minerals and/ or binder present. This can indicate fake or artificial patination. Reference Faltermeier R (2004) Restoration or conservation of cultural heritage. Heritage Asia, Kuala Lumpur, pp 68–71 Textiles Since prehistoric times, textiles and fabrics have played an important role in people’s lives.