“Daniela Pinna is a reputable biologist with an extensive practice in the field of conservation of cultural heritage. . . The book is a very detailled state of the art, but it contains also a personal perspective about the addressed topics, helping the reader to better move among these often complex subjects. . . . It analyzes this topic under the scientific point of view . . . but also tackles the practical issues connected with biodeterioration, its occurrences, consequences, and possible remediation. . . .The book is easy to read, [and] can be used as a consulting manual for conservation scientists searching for identifying problems, their causes, and solutions, as well as for practitioners searching for a feasible solutions to the problem at hand. . . . Should be a reference on the shelf of any conservation scientist and conservator-restorer working in the field of cultural heritage.”
—From the Foreword by José Delgado Rodrigues, Geologist, Former Principal Research Officer LNEC; Consultant in Stone Conservation, Lisbon, Portugal
“An outstanding addition to the existing publications that address this complex subject. The seven chapters that make up this book range from the Basic Principles of Biology to Scientific Examination, the latter being a topic that has not been usually included in so much detail. There are several points that make this book unique: first, the care taken in properly defining terms such as biodeterioration and biodegradation that are often misapplied; second, the logical organization within each chapter that makes it easy to read and follow, even for those unfamiliar with these challenges; and third, the excellent Appendix that brings together so much information about products, brands, chemicals, etc. in an organized fashion. While this information is readily available on the internet, concentrating it in this appendix makes a big difference in having it used and applied. Finally, the drawings, photographs and examples selected to illustrate the points discussed in the chapters are really remarkable. My favorite chapter is Outline of Biodeterioration of Stone Objects because it deals with the biodeterioration of stone but at the same time it points out that in some cases biocolonization, including higher vegetation such as ivy (Hedera Helix), can actually protect stone surface from other mechanisms of deterioration. This is a critical point in weighing whether the damage induced by biocolonization justifies biocide treatments or even aggressive cleaning interventions, especially considering that biocolonization is likely to return. These are issues that conservators have to face and address in their work, and communicate clearly to those responsible for the preservation of the monument or building in question who may not understand the complexity of nature.”
—A. Elena Charola, PhD, Research Scientist, Museum Conservation Institute, Smithsonian Institution
Coping with Biological Growth on Stone Heritage Objects: Methods, Products, Applications, and Perspectives offers hands-on guidance for addressing the specific challenges involved in conserving historical monuments, sculptures, archaeological sites, and caves that have been attacked and colonized by micro- and macroorganisms. The volume provides many case studies of removal of biological growth with practical advice for making the right choices. It presents detailed and updated information related to biocides and to alternative substances, features that will be valuable to dealing with these challenges. The author’s goal is to provide access to information and offer the conceptual framework needed to understand complex issues, so that the reader can comprehend the nature of conservation problems and formulate her/his own views.
6. Physical Eradication and Inhibition
7. Mechanical and Water-Based Control Methods
10. Prevention of Biodeterioration
12. Scientific Examinations
About the Authors / Editors:
Director, Scientific Laboratory, Polo Museale dell’Emila-Romagna, Italy
Daniela Pinna has been working as a biologist at the Italian Cultural Heritage Ministry since 1987. Since 2011, she has been lecturing on biodeterioration and degradation of bioarcheological materials at Bologna University (International Degree Course Science for the Conservation-Restoration of Cultural Heritage). She was involved in the European Projects EU-ARTECH (Access Research and Technology for the Conservation of the European Cultural Heritage—2004–2009) and CHARISMA (Cultural Heritage Advanced Research Infrastructures: Synergy for a Multidisciplinary Approach to Conservation/Restoration—2009–2014).
She has published two books and several articles on those subjects. She is editor of the book Scientific Examination for the Investigation of Paintings: A Handbook for Conservators-Restorers (Centro Di, Firenze, 2009). Moreover, she is involved in the activity of CEN/TC 346. CEN is the European Committee for Standardization and TC346 is in charge for standards related to conservation of cultural heritage. Her areas of specialization include biodeterioration of heritage objects, prevention and treatment of biodeteriogens, testing and evaluation of conservation products, and the control of treatment efficacy and durability in the field of stone, mortar, mural paintings, and polychrome sculpture conservation. She graduated in Biology from Padua University, Italy.
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