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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

Tricks of the Medieval Trades: The <i>Trinity Encyclopedia</i>, a collection of 14th century English craft recipes
Biodeterioration and Preservation in Art, Archaeology and Architecture
IIC 2018 Turin Congress Preventive Conservation - The State of the Art
Preserving Vasa
Paper and Water: A guide for conservators
Macro to Micro:  Examining Architectural Finishes
Conservation of Sculpture Parks, The
Expression and Sensibility. Art Technological Sources and the Rise of Modernism
The Standing Caliph Coinage
Picasso, Picabia, Ernst: new perspectives

Archetype News

Archetype titles to be published in 2018 10th November 2017

The following Archetype titles are still due to be published in 2018
Preserving Vasa
Biodeterioration and Preservation in Art, Archaeology and Architecture
Tricks of the Medieval Trades
Bulletin of the Hamilton Kerr Institute number 7, 2018

Details are added to this website as they become available

Archetype enews 30th March 2014

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