Care and Conservation of Natural History Collections (Hardcover)
Butterworth-Heinemann, 9780750609616, 288pp.
Publication Date: January 1, 1999
A wide range of international experts with hands-on experience of collections have been chosen to contribute chapters on the care and conservation of both dried and fluid-preserved collections of plant material, vertebrates and invertebrates. The emphasis is on remedial conservation, ie the employment of best practice to prevent or arrest the long-term deterioration of specimens to preserve their scientific and cultural worth. Special chapters will cover the fields of genetic material, pest control, the museum environment - policies and procedures, with appendices on such topics as documentation and disaster planning.
*Practical manual containing guidance, recommendations and advice for natural history curation and conservation
*Clearly presented, well illustrated, including colour photographs and extensive references
*Multi-contributor work by the best in their respective fields