Conservation and Restoration of Glass is an in-depth guide to the materials and practices required for the care and preservation of glass objects. It provides thorough coverage of both theoretical and practical aspects of glass conservation.This new edition of Newton and Davison's original book, Conservation of Glass, includes sections on the nature of glass, the historical development and technology of glassmaking, and the deterioration of glass. Professional conservators will welcome the inclusion of recommendations for examination and documentation. Incorporating treatment of both excavated glass and historic and decorative glass, the book provides the knowledge required by conservators and restorers and is invaluable for anyone with glass objects in their care.
Introduction, The nature of glass, Historical development of glass, Technology of glass production (1 Methods and materials, 2 Furnaces and melting techniques), Deterioration of glass , Materials used for glass conservation, Technical examination of glass, Conservation and Restoration of glass (1 Excavated glass, 2 Historic and decorative glass), Sources of information, Glossary, Bibliography, Index.