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Welcome to Archetype Publications

Archetype Publications Limited has grown since 1987 to be one of the leading publishers in the conservation of art and antiquities and technical art history. You can browse our titles on this website or download our complete catalogue. Titles can be purchased by individuals directly from us using the order forms or from bookshops (also see where to buy). Some of our publications are textbooks which have been/are used in IAP short courses in conservation.

Archetype Publications also distributes selected International Institute of Conservation (IIC) titles. These are listed with all Archetype titles under the section 'Available Titles'.

Recent Publications

Gels in the Conservation of Art
A Changing Art: Nineteenth-Century Painting Practice and Conservation
Diversity of Dyes in History and Archaeology, The
Studying the European Visual Arts 1800-1850: Paintings, Sculpture, Interiors and Art on Paper
Early Indian Metallurgy: The Production of Lead, Silver and Zinc through Three Millennia in North West India
Compositiones variae - a late 8th century artists' technical treatise
Conservation of featherwork from Central and South America
Northern European Metalpoint Drawings: Technical Examination and Analysis
Dyes from Nature
Painting in Tempera, c. 1900

Archetype News

Archetype Titles to be published in 2017 26th April 2017

The following Archetype titles are due to be published June to December 2017
Studying the European Visual Arts 1800-1850 (CATS 3)
Gels in Conservation (papers from the Gels in Conservation conference in London, October 2017)
The Perfect Ground : Preparatory layers for oil paintings
A Changing Art: Nineteenth-Century Painting Practice and Conservation
Perfect Form: Costume Mounting, Interpretation and Display
Engaging Conservation: Collaboration Across Disci... more...

Archetype enews 30th March 2014

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