Collections Research



AIC Research and Technical Studies Specialty Group
Select "Specialty Groups" at:
American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works


Chemistry and Materials Research at the Interface Between Science and Art: Report of a Jointly Sponsored Workshop Between the National Science Foundation and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

Collections Research at the Getty Conservation Institute

Conservation and Art Material Encyclopedia Online (CAMEO)

e-Preservation Science

ICOM-CC Scientific Research Working Group

ICON Heritage Science Group
Select “Heritage Science” at:
The Institute of Conservation

Journal of Cultural Heritage

UK Science and Heritage Programme



Artists' Pigments: A Handbook of Their History and Characteristics, volumes 1–4. Washington DC: National Gallery of Art.

British Museum Technical Research Bulletin.

Conservation Science 2007: Papers from the Conference Held in Milan, Italy, 10–11 May 2007, edited by Joyce H. Townsend, Lucia Toniolo, and Francesca Cappitelli, with editorial assistance from Graham Martin, Gianluca Valentini, and James Tate (2008), London: Archetype Publications.

Materials Issues in Art and Archaeology, a series of conference proceedings of the Materials Research Society.

National Gallery Technical Bulletin, published by the National Gallery, London.

Painting Materials: A Short Encyclopedia by Rutherford J. Gettens and George L. Stout.

Physical Techniques in the Study of Art, Archaeology and Cultural Heritage, edited by David A. Bradley and D. C. Creagh (2006), Amsterdam and Oxford: Elsevier.

Pigment Compendium: A Dictionary of Historical Pigments by Nicholas Eastaugh, Valentine Walsh, Tracey Chaplin, and Ruth Siddall (2004), Amsterdam: Elsevier Butterworth-Heinemann.

Raman Spectroscopy in Archaeology and Art History, edited by H. G. M. Edwards and J. M. Chalmers (2005), RSC Analytical Chemistry Spectroscopy Monographs, Cambridge: Royal Society of Chemistry.

Scientific Examination for the Investigation of Paintings: A Handbook for Conservator-restorers, edited by Daniela Pinna, Monica Galeotti, and Rocco Mazzeo (2009), Florence: Centro Di.

Scientific Examination of Art: Modern Techniques in Conservation and Analysis,. (2005), Washington, DC: National Academies Press.

Scientific Research on Historic Asian Ceramics: Proceedings of the Fourth Forbes Symposium at the Freer Gallery of Art, edited by Blythe McCarthy et al. (2009), London: Archetype Publications in association with the Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution.

Studies in Conservation/Reviews in Conservation


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