Archetype Publications Limited has grown since 1987 to be one of the leading publishers in the fields of conservation of art and antiquities and technical art history. Many of our titles are conference proceedings on specific topics, published in association with UK/ International museums, galleries, universities, conservation associations etc. Others are monographs written by experts in particular fields.
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Archetype Publications also distributes selected International Institute of Conservation (IIC) titles.
International Academic Projects (our sister organisation) has offered courses on selected conservation and museum related topics since 1983. These have been held in the UK and abroad, and in 2020 IAP Virtual has launched short online seminars. Archetype has published works by several IAP tutors.
Migrants: Art, Artists, Materials and Ideas Crossing Borders
Artistic production and the preservation of cultural property have always been subject to the ebb and flow of international influences. Major factors have included the supply of materials, the migration of artists, designers and craftspeople, as well as evolving conservation theory and practice...
Published Dec 2019