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AICCM Bulletin     Hybrid Journal  
American Museum Novitates     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Annals of the Ditsong National Museum of Natural History     Full-text available via subscription  
Archivalische Zeitschrift     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Archivaria     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 24)
Archives and Manuscripts     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 39)
Archives and Museum Informatics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 98)
Curator     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
Journal of Archival Organization     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22)
Journal of Conservation and Museum Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 19)
Journal of Curatorial Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Journal of Educational Media, Memory, and Society     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 14)
Journal of Jewish Identities     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Journal of Land Use Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Journal of the History of Collections     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
Journal of the Institute of Conservation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 23)
Journal of the Society of Archivists     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 24)
Journal of the South African Society of Archivists     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
La Lettre de l’OCIM     Open Access  
Land Use Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Memoirs of the Queensland Museum, Culture     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Metropolitan Museum Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12)
MIDAS     Open Access  
Mouseion     Open Access  
Museum Anthropology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
Museum Anthropology Review     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Museum History Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Museum International     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Museum International Edition Francaise     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Museum Management and Curatorship     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 23)
Museum Worlds : Advances in Research     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Museums & Social Issues     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Museums Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
RBM : A Journal of Rare Books, Manuscripts, and Cultural Heritage     Open Access   (Followers: 21)
Revista de Museología : Kóot     Open Access  
Revista del Museo de Antropología     Open Access  
Revista Museologia & Interdisciplinaridade     Open Access  
South African Museums Association Bulletin     Full-text available via subscription  
Technology and Culture     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 21)
Tejuelo : Revista de ANABAD Murcia     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Travaux du Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle “Grigore Antipa”     Open Access  
Vestiges : Traces of Record     Full-text available via subscription  
Μουσείο Μπενάκη     Open Access  
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   ISSN (Print) 2049-4572 - ISSN (Online) 1364-0429
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  • Possible Radiation-Induced Damage to the Molecular Structure of Wooden
           Artifacts Due to Micro-Computed Tomography, Handheld X-Ray Fluorescence,
           and X-Ray Photoelectron Spectroscopic Techniques

    • Abstract: This study was undertaken to ascertain whether radiation produced by X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS), micro-computed tomography (μCT) and/or portable handheld X-ray fluorescence (XRF) equipment might damage wood artifacts during analysis. Changes at the molecular level were monitored by Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) analysis. No significant changes in FTIR spectra were observed as a result of μCT or handheld XRF analysis. No substantial changes in the collected FTIR spectra were observed when XPS analytical times on the order of minutes were used. However, XPS analysis collected over tens of hours did produce significant changes in the FTIR spectra.  Published on 2016-05-20 16:07:31
  • ‘The Rhino Horn on Display Has Been Replaced by a Replica’:
           Museum Security in Finland and England

    • Abstract: Museums are an integral part of the cultural life of societies. As well as having intangible value, many collections may also have considerable financial value and present a temptation to thieves. Furthermore, threats exist from accidents, natural disasters, and vandalism, among many other risks that have to be taken into account when building up museums security measures. In recent years, high-profile art thefts from museums and even, regrettably, acts of terror have drawn attention to the vulnerability of museum institutions as sites of crime and catastrophe. In particular, balancing visitor enjoyment and accessibility of the exhibits with security can be difficult for many. Despite awareness of these concerns, museums security remains to date under-represented in museological discourses, perhaps in part because of its perceived pragmatic nature. Another reason may be the difficulty of discussing in a meaningful way information that is often confidential and sensitive. In this paper, based on research carried out in Finland and England, we aim to analyse some of the key issues for museums security, which, whilst observed in northern European settings, also have relevance for museums globally. We set this discussion against the backdrop of ethical considerations and present our methodology for gathering the data and for discussing our results in a way which is both sensitive to confidentiality issues and still of use to the wider security, museums, and cultural heritage sectors. Published on 2016-03-16 09:47:39
  • The Gift that Keeps on Giving: Preserving New Media Art for Posterity

    • Abstract: Preserving works of creative expression in the digital age is notoriously difficult due to issues of technological obsolescence, the intangibility of dynamic media, and the interactive nature of digital art. This is of marked interest to libraries, museums, and cultural heritage institutions given the limitations of traditional forms of preservation that rely heavily on the storage of physical forms. The Re-Gift, a work of new media art by Buffalo-based artist Liz Rywelski, exemplifies many of the complexities of these emerging formats. This essay examines one of the potential approaches to preserving this type of work, with an eye toward methods that could be extrapolated to rescuing other works of new media. Published on 2015-10-30 15:51:14
  • Filling in the Gaps: Conservation and Reconstruction of Archaeological
           Mail Armour

    • Abstract: Mail armour is made of many interlinking metal rings. It has been a popular type of defensive gear through the centuries, and this popularity has in part been due to mail armour’s flexibility. However, this very flexibility today hinders its conservation, interpretation and display. Mail pieces retrieved from archaeological contexts are often in such poor state of preservation that their original shape is unrecognizable. This poses a challenge not only for conserving these artefacts, but also for understanding them. This paper describes a conservation technique for flexible mail that involves restoring preserved rings to their original position and filling in the remaining gaps with dummy rings. In addition to stabilizing the mesh of mail, this measure also aids the artefact’s interpretation. The advantages of using this method with archaeological specimens are presented by means of a case-study concerning the remains of a Roman mail coat found near Novae, Bulgaria. The case-study shows that the choice of conservation technique greatly influences the amount of information that researchers can obtain from this material. Published on 2015-10-08 00:00:00
  • Dis/Solution: Lina Bo Bardi’s Museu de Arte de São Paulo

    • Abstract: The year 2014 marked the centenary of the birth of Roman-born Brazilian architect Lina Bo Bardi. Among the best known of Lina’s many contributions to Brazilian modernism is Museu de Arte de São Paulo (MASP). Begun in 1957 and opened in 1968, MASP flouted European museological and museographical conventions, dissolving structural, temporal and hierarchical boundaries. Lina’s expressive architectonic forms and revolutionary exhibition scheme allowed the works in the MASP collection to literally stand on their own as objects liberated completely from chronological, connoisseurial and scholarly classification systems. Lina designed MASP to provoke ‘reactions of curiosity and investigation’ by redefining notions of space and form within and beyond the context of the museum as mausoleum, archive and treasury. This collaborative analysis examines the philosophical, theoretical, practical and formal elements of what John Cage purportedly characterized as ‘the architecture of freedom’. Toward that end, this article situates MASP and its collections within broader historical discourses of museum practice to reveal the transgressive genius of Lina’s architectural and museal gestures. We conclude with a discussion of current debates surrounding the conventionalization of MASP’s exhibition protocols, considered in the contexts of conservation and proposed changes to the structure and its immediate urban setting. Published on None
  • The Dark Value of Criminal Bodies: Context, Consent, and the Disturbing
           Sale of John Parker’s Skull

    • Abstract: The recent sale of a human skull at an auction in Sussex should raise ethical concerns. Whenever human body parts are sold or put in a glass case and displayed for public view people should be provided with context and extensively informed about what they see. The gaze is never innocent, and to ignore the particular journeys that body parts take into auction rooms, anatomy departments, and museums is to be complicit in acts of historical injustice. In this case the skull was that of John Parker, who was executed by hanging in 1813. The likelihood that this was illicitly obtained by medical professionals means that the sale of the skull at auction two hundred years later is fraught with ethical problems. Along with a discussion of context, fragments like Parker’s skull must therefore also become part of a debate about consent. Issues of context and consent can help us think about the display of human remains in museums in a manner that is intimate and ‘disturbingly informative’ (Mütter Museum 2014). However, the sale of Parker’s skull – described as an ‘antique piece’ in the press coverage (BBC News 2014) – is a reminder that the global marketplace in objectified body parts is disturbing in quite a different manner. Published on None
  • Can Paper and Adhesive alone Sustain Damaging Populations of Booklice'

    • Abstract: Booklice (Liposcelis bostrychophila) are pests in museums and libraries, but it is not known whether a population can build up on paper and adhesives alone in the absence of any other significant nutrient sources. Insects were reared on incubated cellulose paper, either alone or combined with different adhesives, in order to observe if any of these conditions could support population growth. A comparison was also made with insects reared on samples of paper combined with a diet mixture used to culture booklice.  Changes in the physical condition of each paper were additionally noted.  The paper with diet mixture exhibited significant population increase (6142 per cent) after 49 days. The paper alone and the combinations of paper and adhesives were not able to support population growth, although the proportions of insects surviving after ten months differed, with the paper alone and paper in combination with proprietary starch-based glue (SBG) maintaining the greatest proportions of surviving insects. The paper and adhesives had become discoloured and brittle in all of the combinations tested, although there was very little visible evidence of fungal growth outside of the control groups (paper alone). Chemical indicators of paper degradation were not detected in extracts of incubated paper (paper alone). Controlled atmospheres, good housekeeping and close monitoring of the most vulnerable collections are key to preventing infestations of Liposcelis bostrychophila. Further work is required to study the effects of a more diverse range of paper and adhesive combinations. Published on None
  • The Formation of Microenvironments in Polyester Enclosures

    • Abstract: Inert polyester sheets, such as Melinex and Mylar, are widely used in conservation to create envelope-like enclosures for storing and protecting flat objects (paper, parchment, papyrus, etc.). These materials are known to be chemically stable and present no direct risks to the enclosed items; however, as the films have a low permeability, such enclosures may lead to the creation of internal microenvironments. This will both limit the response to external changes and potentially trap any internally generated volatiles with the object. The likelihood of different forms of enclosures doing so is investigated in this paper. The resulting data will help to inform decisions about choices of construction of enclosures for particular objects, environments and purposes. Published on None
  • Collectors, Collections & Collecting the Arts of China: Histories
           & Challenges

    • Abstract: Collectors, Collections & Collecting the Arts of China: Histories & Challenges, Steuber, J, and Lai G. Eds. Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 327 pages, 2014. Published on None
  • Panoramic, Macro and Micro Multispectral Imaging: An Affordable System for
           Mapping Pigments on Artworks

    • Abstract: Multispectral imaging systems are used in art examinations to map and identify pigments, binders and areas of retouching. A monochromatic camera is combined with an appropriate wavelength selection system and acquires a variable number of spectral images of a scene. These images are then stacked into a reflectance imaging cube to reconstruct reflectance spectra from each of the images’ pixels. This paper presents an affordable multispectral imaging system composed of a monochromatic CCD camera and a set of only 12 interference filters for mapping pigments on works of art and for the tentative identification of such pigments. This work demonstrates the versatility of this set-up, a versatility enabling it to be applied to different tasks, involving examination and documentation of objects of varying size. Use of this multispectral camera for both panoramic and macro photography is discussed, together with the possibilities facilitated from the coupling of the system to a stereomicroscope and a compound microscope. This system is of particular interest for the cultural heritage sector because of its hardware simplicity and acquisition speed, as well as its lightness and small dimensions. Published on None
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