Plant Biology for Cultural Heritage: Biodeterioration and Conservation

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Giulia Caneva, M. P. Nugari, O. Salvadori
Getty Conservation Institute, 2008 - Science - 408 pages
This publication brings together wide-ranging scientific contributions from the field of plant biology relating to the conservation of cultural heritage and offers fundamental knowledge as well as specific suggestions for practical applications.
Plant Biology for Cultural Heritage presents the work of dozens of scientists who have studied problems presented by the biological degradation of cultural heritage, tackling both general topics (mechanisms of biodeterioration; correlation between biodeterioration and environment; and destructive organisms) and specific ones (problems presented by different materials; various environmental and climatic conditions; and diverse geographic settings). The book also discusses solutions for the prevention and control of deterioration, including appropriate diagnostic techniques.

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Giulia Caneva is Professor of Botany at the Universita Roma Tre.
Maria Pia Nugari is Director-Biologist at the Istituto Centrale per il Restauro in Rome and Adjunct Professor at the Universita della Tuscia (VT).
Ornella Salvadori is Director of the scientific laboratory of the Soprintendenza Speciale per il Polo Museale Veneziano

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