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Practicum Bibliography

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Annotated BibliographyArchives PracticumPortland Art Museum: Conservation DepartmentRobyn Ward
 
Annotated BibliographyAppelbaum, B. (2007).
Conservation treatment methodology.
Oxford: Butterworth-Heinemann.The author argues for a systematic methodology for approaching conservationtreatment. She provides a detailed grid system in which social and scientificmatters are considered regarding treatment and analysis. She argues that this step- by-step approach is needed for standardization, which has not been addressed insuch an in-depth way in the past. The book also provides excellent informationregarding preservation and the goals of treatment, conservation concepts andmethodologies, and provides a compelling argument for the purpose of documentation with specific examples.Baca, M., Harpring, P., Lanzi, E., McRae, L., & Whiteside, A. (Eds.) (2006).
Cataloging cultural objects: A guide to describing cultural works and their images.
This book 
 
serves as a guide for setting standards for data structures, values, andcontents to help in descriptive cataloging. The aim of the authors is to create aframework for consistency for documentation, the ability to share records between repositories, and to increase access for users. It is a good resource for those in the field of cataloging of objects within museums and other culturalinstitutions.Bright, B. (2005).
 No longer innocent: Book art in America 1960-1980.
New York, NY:Granary Books.The author begs the question of how to define an artist book and addresses thecomplications of being able to classify and assign a genre to these books. Artists
 
 books are multi-media and how can they just be relegated to print collections?Libraries, museums and archives may struggle with knowing how to handle suchcollections. The author provides an in-depth look at the history, process, andrelated fields associated with the artist book such as typography and printing.Conti, A. (2007).
 A history of the restoration and conservation of works of art.
Oxford:Elsevier Ltd. [translated by Helen Glanville]This text has been described as being a hermeneutics of conservation. It is a verytheoretical and philosophical approach to looking at the history of artconservation. The chapters go into great detail regarding the three levels of restoration techniques and show specific examples and illustrations for analysis.These levels are 1) restoration as conservation, 2) aesthetic restoration, and 3)visible restoration.Forde, H. (2007).
 Preserving archives.
London: Facet Publishing.This is a excellent guide for archivists in developing preservation policies andstrategies. The author provides in-depth coverage of addressing issues regardingenvironment, risk-management and assessment, handling, storage, digitization,access, exhibiting and setting up a workshop. It is a very practical and usefulguide not only for archives but for libraries and museums as well.Gascoigne, B. (2004).
 How to identify prints: A complete guide to manual and mechanical processes from woodcut to inkjet.
New York, NY: Thames & Hudson.This book is an excellent reference for printing techniques and terms. The book isdivided into three sections: detailed descriptions of print types, how to identify prints, and then a vocabulary of terms, bibliography and a glossary index. This

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