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Conservation Science

A S Bisht (Author)
Synopsis It is a misnomer to say that artifacts or monuments or documentary heritage get preserved by giving them protection only. Conservation which includes preservation and restoration is a systematic knowledge today. Conservation has become a multidisciplinary approach and hence has become an applied science. This book discusses the responsibilities of all connected with Art, Archaeology and Archives including people at large. Conservation science is not confined to active treatment to be executed but is also related to display, storage, handling, transportation, gallery management and care from conservation point of view and includes documentation, monitoring of their health, acquisition, authentication, taking care of the menance of fakes forgeries, legal issues, fingerprinting, professional ethics and protection of monuments/ sites from vandals. All these aspects go together for their total care and safety. The readers would be helped by sharing the experiences of the author gained by hi
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About the author

A S Bisht

A.S. Bisht, did his postgraduate studies in Art conservation in Sydney under an Australian Government Senior Fellowship. After serving the Archaeological Survey of India for four years, he joined the National Museum, New Delhi, in 1958 and was the head of its Conservation Department from 1978 till his retirement in 1991 as the Chief Restorer. Mr Bisht is an authority on conservation and is well known in India and abroad. He has authored three books, Conservation Science; Scientific Aspects of heritage Study; and Conservation of Indian Miniatures and Illustrated manuscripts.

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Bibliographic information

Title Conservation Science
Author A S Bisht
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2003
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 817320053X
length 181p., Illustrations; Appendices; Bibliography; Index; 26cm.