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'.
Chosen from a field of 1500 entries, Archetype author Ad Stijnman and his book Engraving and Etching: a history of the development of manual intaglio printmaking processes (Archetype and Hes de Graaf 2012) were awarded an honourable second place in the Karel van Mander award for the best art historical student dissertations in the Netherlands 2009 - 2013.
The following Archetype titles are due to be published November - December 2014:
British Museum Technical Research Bulletin Vol. 8 (due November)
Hamilton Kerr Institute Bulletin No. 5 (due December)
We expect to publish books on the following subjects in the first half of 2015:
Integrated Pest Management for Cultural Heritage
Cennino Cennini Il libro del arte a new English translation and commentary with Italian transliteration
Volatile organic compounds in museums
The different types of wooden panels used by medieval artists
Modern paintings conservation
Preparatory layers for oil paintings in NW Europe