This handbook, published in association with Sustainability in Conservation focuses on organic solvents, their impact on human health and the environment and how they might potentially affect the materials of the artefacts which are worked on by conservators. The aim is to assist in the eradication of the widespread use of the most harmful solvents by providing information to enable their identification and the most straightforward ways of determining alternatives that may be used in their place.
List of contributors
Introduction / Izabella Gill-Brown and Gwendoline R. Fife (with a contribution from Fergal Byrne)
Chapter 1. Considerations in defining greener solvents for conservation / Karoline Sofie Hennum and Marie Desrochers (with a contribution from Justine Wuebold and Matthew Eckelman)
Chapter 2. A history of ‘green’ solvents in conservation / Aline Assumpção and Lucile Pourret
Chapter. 3 Practical steps to greener solutions / Gwendoline R. Fife (with a contribution from Melissa Lewis)