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The Chantry Online Bibliographies Project is a key element of Icons strategic plan to provide Icon members, the conservation community, and the wider public with a range of quality library services and research support from the Chantry Library. 

The aim of the Project is to provide a series of select annotated bibliographies of essential core sources about topics in conservation, compiled by specialists, which are easily accessible, and will give practical support to those working in conservation. Therefore, as a means of dissemination, online access to the bibliographies has been facilitated via the Chantry Library webpages. However, hard copies will also be available on request from the Librarian.

Each subject bibliography may include sources covering: history, conservation materials, techniques and processes, practical and theoretical aspects, and case studies. Specialists have been asked to choose the key reference material in their specialism and to give a critical assessment of material and to indicate comparisons and relationships between sources. The first two bibliographies in the series are now available for download.

To access, just click on the link for each bibliography

No.1 - Conservation of Photographs  No.2 - Conservation of Japanese Prints
 chantry_photo_biblio.jpg A select bibliography of references about the Conservation of Photographs, compiled by Susie Clark.              japanese_prints_biblio.jpg A select bibliography of references about the Conservation of Japanese Prints, compiled by Celia Bockmuehl, Pamela De Tristan, Robert Minte, Shiho Sasaki and Pauline Webber. 

No.3 - Adhesives in Textile Conservation

 No.4 - Aerosols in Conservation

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A select bibliography about Adhesives in Conservation,
compiled by Karen Thompson.



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A select bibliography about Aerosols in Conservation - compiled by Andrea Pataki-Hundt.



We are hoping to compile and add two new bibliographies to the series each year.

The bibliographies will be reviewed and updated annually by the Chantry Librarian, who will also  regularly check the online sources for connectivity and broken links. All the references are available for access either electronically, or in hardcopy, via the Chantry Library, where original documents will be held.  

If you would like to find out more about becoming a contributor, please click here for the guidelines.

For further details, contact
Ros Buck (Librarian)
Chantry Library
Tel: +44 (0) 1865 251303
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A series of shorter Topic Bibliographies are also available. These include bibliographies on Artists' Pigments, Iron Gall Ink, Boardslotting and the Conservation of Feathers.



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