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In this section you can find an overview of all COST Publications edited by COST Actions or the COST Office. Please note that COST does not commercialise its publications. A link to the publication is shown when available. If the box "Copies Available" appears, an extra copy is available from the COST Office (email: publications@cost.eu). If not, please contact the relevant Action Chair, whose contact details can be found via the 'Domains and Actions' section of our website.


2006 | Action Number: G8

Non-Destructive Testing and Analysis of Museum Objects

  • Pages: 238
  • Author(s): A. Denker, A. Adriaens, M. Dowsett, A. Giumlia-Mair
  • Publisher(s): Fraunhofer IRB Verlag
  • http://www.irb.fraunhofer.de/
  • ISBN/ISSN: ISBN-10: 3-8167-7178-5 | 3-8167-7178-5

This volume provides a total of 24 peer reviewed papers as an overview of the work performed within COST Action G8 "Non-Destructive Testing and Analysis of Museum Objects" which ran from 2001 to 2006. This book is intended for all those interested in the benefit of non-destructive techniques, especially conservators, restorers, and art historians who will find examples of the applications of various analytical methods to art objects, ranging from metal artefacts through paintings and drawings to ceramics and stone. The content will also be of interest to scientists working in research institutions who, whilst not having themselves a background in art or archaeology, often come face-to-face with issues related to cultural heritage which need specific scientific input to resolve particular problems. It is, over all, aimed at helping to bridge the gaps between the numerous players in this emerging multi-disciplinary field.

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2006 | Action Number: G8

Bio- and Material Cultures at Qumran

  • Pages: 296
  • Author(s): J. Gunneweg, C. Greenblatt, A. Adriaens
  • Publisher(s): Fraunhofer IRB Verlag
  • http://www.irb.fraunhofer.de/
  • ISBN/ISSN: ISBN-10: 3-8167-7136-X | 3-8167-7136-X

Papers from a COST Action G8 working group meeting held in Jerusalem, Israel 22-23 May 2005 The present proceedings is divided into 3 sections: 1) Bio cultural investigations looking at the bio polymers that have been preserved in organic materials found at Qumran; 2) Material culture studies in the provenance of Qumran pottery and glass to learn who the "Essenes" have been in contact with the thermo-luminescence to date that pottery, furthermore the identification of textile fibres and organic dyes used to colour textiles that also may provide a C14 date for cloth found in the caves and the settlement of Qumran, whereas 3) Conservation studies on paper and DNA analyses of parchment and other organic remains from the Dead Sea region.

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2006 | Action Number: G8

Bio- and Material Cultures at Qumran

  • Pages: 295 pages
  • Author(s): J. Gunneweg, C. Greenblatt, A. Adriaens
  • Publisher(s): Fraunhofer IRB Verlag
  • ISBN/ISSN: 978-3-8167-7136-4

Papers from a COST Action G8 working group meeting held in Jerusalem, Israel on 22-23 May 2005.

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2006 | Action Number: G8

Non-destructive Testing and Analysis of Museum Objects

  • Pages: 238
  • Author(s): A. Denker, A. Adriaens, M. Dowsett, A. Giumlia-Mair
  • Publisher(s): Fraunhofer IRB Verlag
  • ISBN/ISSN: 978-3-8167-7178-4

This volume provides a total of 24 peer reviewed papers as an overview of the work performed within COST Action G8.

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2005 | Action Number: G8

Bio- and Material Cultures at Qumran

  • Pages: 296 pages
  • Author(s): J. Gunneweg, C. Greenblatt, A. Adrianes
  • Publisher(s): Fraunhofer IRB Verlag
  • ISBN/ISSN: 978-3-8167-7136-4

Proceedings of the COST Action G8 ("Non-destructive analysis and testing of museum objects") WG Meeting, which took place in Jerusalem, Israel on 22-23 May.

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2005 | Action Number: G8

Nuclear Instruments & Methods in Physics Research, Section B (Volume 239, Issues1-2, September 2005) - Beam Interactions With Materials and Atoms

  • Pages: 126 pages
  • Author(s): H. H. Andersen, L. E. Rehn, C. Trautmann
  • Publisher(s): ELSEVIER Publications
  • http://www.sciencedirect.com/
  • ISBN/ISSN: ISSN 0168-583X | 0168-583X

The techniques of ion beam analysis have already been successfully applied to the objects from our cultural heritage - both for investigation of archaeological artefacts and for studies of objects of art. Meaningful data can be obtained on the technological procedures applied during fabrication of such objects, the type of materials applied and their provenance. Such data cast light on the historical background of particular objects and thus increase their cultural value. On the other hand, such techniques can monitor the deterioration of objects with time, discover reasons for these processes and thus help to maintain their preservation.

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2005 | Action Number: G8

Benefits of Non-destructive Analytical Techniques for Conservation

This book contains 12 fully refereed papers and five abstracts, presented at the COST Action G8 international workshop on 'Benefits of non-destructive analytical techniques for conservation', which was organised at the Malta Centre for Restoration in January 2004. Three approaches of how professionals can benefit from non-destructive and/or non-invasive analytical techniques are presented. Training in analytical techniques at various conservation schools is considered first, followed by how these techniques are utilised in conservation laboratories working on museum artefacts, or during on-site investigations of built structures. Finally, the recent interest of research laboratories is discussed.

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