MAGNETS IN CONSERVATION

MAGNETS IN CONSERVATION, RESTORATION AND DISPLAY OF WORKS OF ART

Magnets have found a wide application in almost every field of technology, they are also used in the conservation and framing of works of art. The influence of the magnetic field on historic objects has so far been neglected. As yet, no rules have been established regarding the use of magnets, there are also no available tests of materials, nor procedures regarding the safety of objects or people.

This book is the first thorough study of the subject. It discloses results of a pioneering research into the magnetic properties of materials found in the art world. Due to the specificity of the issue, this required inventing a whole new research methodology.

The author takes up this important topic consciously, based on her experience and achievements, gained knowledge and skills that with no doubts are her strength.