Microbial Deterioration and Conservation of Cultural Heritage Materials

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Ideal for anyone concerned with recognizing and dealing with microbial deterioration of heritage materials.

  • Provides a unique, single overview of the seminal literature in conservation microbiology.
  • Presents the current state of the art along with a synthesis of the major developments over the years.
  • Represents the findings of leading international experts and pioneers in the field.
  • Offers conservation scientists and conservators an inclusive view of the heritage conservation field plus extensive resources for further investigation.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781555814762
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 6/7/2010
  • Pages: 328
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

1. Painted Materials, Cesareo Saiz-Jiminez

Paper 1. Microbial Degradation of Paintings, Orio Ciferri

Paper 2. Distribution of Microorganisms on Ancient Wall Paintings as Related to Associated Faunal Elements, A. A. Gorbushina and K. Petersen

Paper 3. Altamira Cave Paleolithic Paintings Harbor Partly Unknown Bacterial Communities, Claudia Schabereiter-Gurtner, Cesareo Saiz-Jiminez, Guadalupe Piñar, Werner Lubitz, and Sabine Rölleke

Paper 4. Impact of Biocide Treatments on the Bacterial Communities of the Lascaux Cave, Fabiola Bastian, Claude Alabouvette, Valme Jurado, and Cesareo Saiz-Jimenez

2. Paper and Manuscripts, Francesca Cappitelli and Claudia Sorlini

Paper 5. Aerobiological Research and Problems in Libraries, Fausta Gallo

Paper 6. The Role of the Conidia of Fungi in Fox Spots, Mary-Lou E. Florian

Paper 7. Application of Molecular Techniques for Identification of Fungal Communities Colonising Paper Material, Astrid Michaelsen, Flavia Pinzari, Katrin Ripka, Werner Lubitz, and Guadalupe Piñar

3. Textiles, Paul Garside

Paper 8. Biodegradation and Characterization of Water-Degraded Archaeological Textiles Created for Conservation Research, E. E. Peacock

Paper 9. The Microbial Degradation of Silk: a Laboratory Investigation, Annamaria Seves, Maria Romanò, Tullia Maifreni, Silvio Sora, and Orio Ciferri

Paper 10. Fungal Growth on Synthetic Cloth from Apollo Spacesuits, M. Breuker, C. McNamara, L. Young, T. Perry, A. Young, and R. Mitchell

Paper 11. The Long-Term Effect of Selected Conservation Materials Used in the Treatment of Museum Artefacts on Some Properties of Textiles, O. M. A. Abdel-Kareem

4. Synthetic Polymers, Francesca Cappitelli

Paper 12. Fungal Bioturbation Paths in a Compact Disk, Javier Garcia-Guinea, Victor Cárdenes, Angel T. Martínez, and Maria Jesús Martinez

Paper 13. Biodeterioration of Modern Materials in Contemporary Collections: Can Biotechnology Help? Francesca Cappitelli, Pamela Principi, and Claudia Sorlini

5. Microbial Degradation of Wood from Aquatic and Terrestrial Environments, Robert A. Blanchette

Paper 14. A Review of Microbial Deterioration Found in Archaeological Wood from Different Environments, Robert A. Blanchette

Paper 15. Sulfur Accumulation in Pinewood (Pinus sylvestris) Induced by Bacteria in a Simulated Seabed Environment: Implications for Marine Archaeological Wood and Fossil Fuels, Yvonne Fors, Thomas Nilsson, Emiliana Risberg, Magnus Sandström, and Peter Torssander

6. Stone Biodeterioration, Eric May

Paper 16. Biodeterioration of Mineral Materials by Microorganisms—Biogenic Sulfuric and Nitric Acid Corrosion of Concrete and Natural Stone, W. Sand and E. Bock

Paper 17. Deposition of Anthropogenic Compounds on Monuments and Their Effect on Airborne Microorganisms, C. Saiz-Jimenez

Paper 18. Enhancement of Physical Weathering of Building Stones by Microbial Populations, Sophia Papida, William Murphy, and Eric May

Paper 19. Epilithic and Endolithic Bacterial Communities in Limestone from a Maya Archaeological Site, Christopher J. McNamara, Thomas D. Perry IV, Kristen A. Bearce, Guillermo Hernandez-Duque, and Ralph Mitchell

7. Stone Bioconservation, Claudia Sorlini, Giancarlo Ranalli, and Elisabeta Zanardini

Paper 20. Conservation of Ornamental Stone by Myxococcus Xanthus-Induced Carbonate Biomineralization, Carlos Rodriguez-Navarro, Manuel Rodriguez-Gallego, Koutar Ben Chekroun, and Maria Teresa Gonzalez-Muñoz

Paper 21. Advantages of Using Microbial Technology over Traditional Chemical Technology in Removal of Black Crusts from Stone Surfaces of Historical Monuments, Francesca Cappitelli, Lucia Toniolo, Antonio Sansonetti, Davide Gulotta, Giancarlo Ranalli, Elisabetta Zanardini, and Claudia Sorlini

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