This book is a concise guide on how to preserve, protect and analyse cultural heritage in private and public collections. Its focus is on three-dimensional works of art and archaeology crafted from materials like ceramics, glass, stone, metals, wood etc. It briefly explains the most important aspects of handling, display, storage and analysis of such art works and covers the basics of environmental conditions for an art collection. Numerous practical examples from the author's long experience are shown in high-quality colour photographs.
About the Author
Dr. Robert B. Faltermeier is an expert in archaeological conservation and restoration of three dimensional art objects. He is a conservator for sculptures and antiques with over 34 years of experience in the field and has worked with and interned with numerous distinguished museums including the Heritage Conservation Centre, Singapore, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York and the J.P. Getty Museum, Los Angeles.