terça-feira, 16 de março de 2010

Minimização dos efeitos dos pesticidas nas colecções de museus

Acabou de ser publicado o seguinte livro:

A. Elena Charola, Robert J. Koestler (ed.), Pesticide Mitigation in Museum Collections: Science in Conservation, Washington, Smithsonian Institution Scholarly Press, 2010.

Informação recebida através do blogue Art Conservation Research (http://conservationresearch.blogspot.com/2010/03/pesticide-mitigation-in-museum.html).

O volume está livremente disponível aqui.


  • Odile Madden, Jessica Johnson, Jae R. Anderson, Pesticide Remediation in Context: Toward Standardization of Detection and Risk Assessment, p. 1
  • Peggi S. Cross, Nancy Odegaard, Mark R. Riley, Aqueous a-Lipoic Acid Solutions for Removal of Arsenic and Mercury from Materials Used for Museum Artifacts, p. 7
  • Robert Kaiser, Solvent Cleaning of Fragile Artifacts without Mechanical Agitation, p. 13
  • Peter A. Reuben, Mitigation of Surface Contaminants on Haudenosaunee Medicine Masks, p. 25
  • Timberley M. Roane, Lisa J. Snelling, Bacterial Removal of Mercury from Museum Materials: A New Remediation Technology?, p. 29
  • Helene Tello, Achim Unger, Liquid and Supercritical Carbon Dioxide as a Cleaning and Decontamination Agent for Ethnographic Materials and Objects, p. 35
  • Werner S. Zimmt, Nancy Odegaard, Teresa K. Moreno, Rachael A. Turner, Mark R. Riley, Bo Xie, Anthony J. Muscat, Pesticide Extraction Studies Using Supercritical Carbon Dioxide, p. 51
  • Werner S. Zimmt, Nancy Odegaard, David R. Smith, The Potential for Adapting Some Cleaning Methodologies to Pesticide Removal from Museum Objects, p. 59
  • R. Eric Hollinger, Greta Hansen, Discussion: Mitigation of Contaminated Collections, p. 65

Trata-se do primeiro volume da série Smithsonian Contributions to Museum Conservation:

This series reports on the scientific, technical, and historical research conducted by Smithsonian staff and their professional colleagues, as well as on the collections of the various Smithsonian museums.

The emphasis upon publications as a means of diffusing knowledge was expressed by the first Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution. In his formal plan for the Institution, Joseph Henry articulated a program that included the following statement: "It is proposed to publish a series of reports, giving an account of the new discoveries in science, and of the changes made from year to year in all branches of knowledge not strictly professional."