Quye, Anita and Williamson, Colin (2005) Plastics conservation – Barbie™ and friends. In: Conservation chemistry – an introduction. Royal Society of Chemistry, London, pp. 1-42. ISBN 9780854043958

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The chemical sciences and their applications are all around us. Many museums and galleries have scientific departments, and collectors of objects that may not even be "antique" in the strict definition of the word often need to have some scientific knowledge to stop their collection deteriorating. This resource shows how chemical techniques are used in conserving objects made from a wide variety of materials and seeks to introduce some of the ethical considerations of conservation to students. It is hoped that this will encourage teachers and students to consider the chemical sciences in their widest context and to reinforce the beneficial aspects of chemistry in unlikely contexts.

Item Type: Book Section
Additional Information: Full text available via the official URL
Uncontrolled Keywords: Chemistry in action; Development of scientific ideas; Analysis:quantitative; Analysis:qualitative; Molecular electronic transition spectroscopy;Mass spectrometry; Chemistry in society
Subjects: A General Works > AC Collections. Series. Collected works
A General Works > AM Museums (General). Collectors and collecting (General)
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GV Recreation Leisure
N Fine Arts > NK Decorative arts Applied arts Decoration and ornament
Q Science > Q Science (General)
Q Science > QD Chemistry
Theme: Collections & collecting
Department: Conservation and Analytical Research
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Depositing User: Ross Anderson
Date Deposited: 21 Mar 2019 16:54
Last Modified: 21 Mar 2019 16:54
URI: http://repository.nms.ac.uk/id/eprint/2248

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