Materials in Libraries, Archives, and Museums: Fall 2014


Karen Pavelka


University of Texas at Austin


Fall 2014


Underlying factors in the physical nature of records materials; concepts of permanence and durability and their assessment; basic concepts of materials science; materials found in library, archive and museum collections, especially manuscripts, books and photographic processes. Context of conservation and preservation practice.

Required Textbook:

Benson, R. 2008. The printed picture.
Boersma, F. 2007. Unravelling textiles: A Handbook for the preservation of textile collections.
Jurgens, M. 2009. The digital print: Identification and preservation.
Lavedrine, B. 2003. A guide to the preventive conservation of photograph collections.

Link to Syllabus:

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