Conservation and Care of Glass Objects

Stephen P. Koob

This book is designed to aid conservators in understanding the materials used in the conservation and restoration of glass objects. Principles and methods involved in the cleaning and restoration of historical and archaeological glass objects are addressed, including aspects of deterioration, the ethics and aesthetics of restoration, and proper conditions for storage and display. There is also a discussion of techniques for repairing broken glass and for filling gaps in colorless and colored glasses.

Particular emphasis is placed on the correct and safest methods of handling, cleaning, displaying, mounting, lighting, transporting, and storing glass objects, with an in-depth look at the causes and symptoms of 'sick' (crizzled) glasses.

Please note in the USA and Canada this title is available from:

GlassMarket, Corning Museum of Glass

One Museum Way, Corning, NY 14830

800-723-9156 or 607-974-7365 (fax)

email: [email protected]

web: glassmarket.cmog.org

ISBN 1904982085
Binding Hardback
Dimensions 197 x 267mm
Pages 164
Illustrations 140 colour
Published October 2006
Price £39.50