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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

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
Hamilton Kerr Institute Bulletin number 6, 2016
Colour Change in Paintings
Authenticity in Transition: Changing Practices in Contemporary Art Making and Conservation
Wooden Supports in 12th–16th-Century European Paintings

Archetype News

Archetype Titles to be published in 2017 16th December 2016

The following Archetype titles are due to be published in 2017:

January to June 2017
Metalpoint Drawings in Northern Europe: Technical Examination and Analysis
The Conservation of Featherwork from Central and South America
Compositiones Variae
Early Indian Metallurgy
Rembrandt Now: Technical Practice, Conservation and Research (online)
Picasso – Picabia – Ernst: new perspectives

June to December 2017
Studying the ... more...

Archetype enews 30th March 2014

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