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Welcome to Archetype Publications

Archetype Publications Limited has grown since 1987 to be one of the leading publishers in the conservation of art and antiquities and technical art history. You can browse our titles on this website or download our complete catalogue. Titles can be purchased by individuals directly from us using the order forms or from bookshops (also see where to buy). Some of our publications are textbooks which have been/are used in IAP short courses in conservation.

Archetype Publications also distributes selected International Institute of Conservation (IIC) titles. These are listed with all Archetype titles under the section 'Available Titles'.

Recent Publications

Picasso, Picabia, Ernst: new perspectives
Art on Paper: Mounting and Housing
A Perfect Ground: preparatory layers for oil paintings 1550 - 1900
Engaging Conservation: collaboration across disciplines
Picture so Far: 50 Years of Painting Conservation, The
Gels in the Conservation of Art

Archetype News

Archetype titles to be published in 2018 10th November 2017

The following Archetype titles are due to be published in 2018
Picasso – Picabia – Ernst: new perspectives
Perfect Form: Costume Mounting, Interpretation and Display
The Conservation of Sculpture Parks
Preserving Vasa
Architectural Paint Research: from micro to macro

Details are added to this website as they become available

Archetype Titles have been published in December 2017 26th April 2017

The following Archetype titles are to be published in December 2017
The Perfect Ground : Preparatory layers for oil paintings
Engaging Conservation: Collaboration Across Disciplines
Painting Conservation: the picture so far

Details are posted on this website

Archetype enews 30th March 2014

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