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Art Conservation

Essential Reference

CAMEO, Conservation and Art Material Encyclopedia Online

Database of more than 10,000 contemporary and historical materials searchable by chemical name, synonym, registry number and keyword.

Oxford Art Online

A comprehensive encyclopaedia for the history of the visual arts, including bio-bibliographical information and images.


Resources in Stauffer Library

Oxford Art Online

Known as Grove Art Online, formerly in print as The Dictionary of Art (N31 .D5 1996t, 33 vols. Stauffer Library - Compact Shelving), now incorporated and updated in Oxford Art Online.

Oxford Reference Online - Art and Architecture

Art and architecture component of more than 120 full-text Oxford University Press dictionaries, companions, and subject reference books. Browse or search for keywords within a subject area or within a specific book.

Adhesive compendium for conservation
TP968 .D67 2015 (Stauffer 4th floor)

Culmination of 35 years of adhesive research by Canadian Conservation Institute adhesives specialist, Jane Down.

Artists' pigments : a handbook of their history and characteristics
ND1510 .A77 1986t v. 1-4 (Art Collection or Stauffer Reserve)

Biographical index of artists in Canada (McMann)
N6548 .M29 2003 (SL Reference Collection; also electronically via QCAT)

Early painters and engravers in Canada (J. Russell Harper)
N6548 .H3 (Art Collection, SL Reference, LP Collection)

Encyclopedia of world art
N31.E567. Published 1958-78. 17 vols.(Art Collection)

International, ancient to modern. Survey articles and bibliographies, scholarly. Many illustrative plates.

First Nations artists in Canada
E98 .A7 A16t 2001 (SL Reference)

Handbook of paper and board
TS1105 .H327 2013 v. 1-2 (Stauffer 4th floor)

Comprehensive information on the state-of-the-art techniques and aspects involved in paper making, converting and printing.

Pigment compendium : a dictionary of historical pigments
TP936 .P57 2004t (Eng/Sci Reference or Stauffer 4th floor)

Comprehensive list of pigment names and synonyms, covering pre-history to the present day.

Resources in Special Collections

The AIC Guide to digital photography and conservation documentation
ref Z701.3.C65 A33 2011 (W.D. Jordan Special Coll. Reference)

Resources In Eng/Sci or Bracken Library

Print locations or online links indicated below:
CRC Handbook of chemistry and physics : a ready-reference book of chemical and physical data.
QD65 .C5 (Eng/Sci Books). Latest edition online
Cleveland : Chemical Rubber Pub. Co.
Dictionary of organic compounds. 6th ed. 1996-
Eng/Sci REF QD246 .D5 1996t
(London ; New York : Chapman & Hall) 11 volumes.
Hazardous chemicals desk reference. 4th Ed. 1997
T55 .3 .H3 L49 1997 (Eng/Sci Books)
Richard J. Lewis, Sr. (New York: Van Nostrand Reinhold).
Hazards in the chemical laboratory. 5th Ed. 1992
QD51 .H35 1992t (Eng/Sci Books)
S. G. Luxon, editor (Cambridge: Royal Society of Chemistry)
Merck index : an encyclopedia of chemicals, drugs, and biologicals 15th ed.
Bracken Health Sciences REF QV772 .M555 2013
Sax's dangerous properties of industrial materials. 11th ed. 2004.
Bracken Health Sciences REF WA440 .L675s 2004. v. 1-3. Latest edition online.
Lewis, Richard J., Sr. (New York : Van Nostrand Reinhold)