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'.
The following Archetype titles are due to be published October - December 2014:
Conserving Context: Relating Object Treatment to Collections and Settings (due October)
Making and Transforming Art (due October)
British Museum Technical Research Bulletin Vol. 8 (due December)
Hamilton Kerr Institute Bulletin No. 5 (due December)
We expect to publish books on the following subjects in early 2015:
Integrated Pest Management for Cultural Heritage
a new translation of Cennino Cennini
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
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