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Cultural Heritage Microbiology Recent Developments

By: Ralph Mitchell(Editor), Jennifer Clifford(Editor), Archana Vasanthakumar(Editor)
170 pages
Cultural Heritage Microbiology
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  • Cultural Heritage Microbiology ISBN: 9781909492776 Paperback May 2022 Not in stock: Usually dispatched within 1-2 months
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This volume focuses on recent developments in the investigation of the role of microbes associated with historic materials. Contributions from world-renowned scientists describe the latest advancements in the role of microorganisms in the degradation, treatment and protection of cultural heritage materials and objects including ceramic tiles, stained glass, stone and wooden buildings, paintings and library materials. These developments range from the use of third-generation sequencing to detect organisms that are present in the microbiome of colonized parchment, to the ecological approaches being used to investigate microbial colonization of archaeological sites, to the use of bacteria to clean wall paintings. To conclude each section, we have included a synopsis of current research illustrating recent developments.



- The central role of microorganisms in the degradation and preservation of cultural heritage materials / Jennifer Clifford and Archana Vasanthakumar
- Degradation, remediation and protection of library materials / Flavia Pinzari and Sílvia O. Sequeira
- Recent developments in the diagnosis and treatment of microbial deterioration on easel paintings / Fernando Poyatos-Jiménez, Fátima Morale and Julio Romero-Noguera
- Microbial colonization and protective management of wall paintings / Fasi Wu, Ji-Dong Gu, Jie Li, Huyuan Feng and Wanfu Wang
- Recent developments in microbial deterioration, treatment and protection of historic stone buildings / Federica Villa and Francesca Cappitelli
- Ecological analysis of biodeterioration of stone monuments / Giulia Caneva, Zohreh Hosseini and Flavia Bartoli
- Recent developments in microbial degradation, treatment and protection of historic wooden buildings / Beata Gutarowska
- Biodeterioration of stained glass and ceramic tiles: recent developments / Maria Filomena Macedo, Márcia G. Vilarigues and Mathilda L. Coutinho
- Microbiology and molecular biology as an integral part of the investigation of historic artifacts / Katja Sterflinger and Guadalupe Piñar

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By: Ralph Mitchell(Editor), Jennifer Clifford(Editor), Archana Vasanthakumar(Editor)
170 pages
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