Things fall apart...
Museum conservation in practice
Reveals the problems, questions and dilemmas - both practical and ethical - posed by caring for the material that brings our past to life for us. Dinosaur footprints, DNA, a prehistoric pot, oil paintings and even a whole coal mine are among the astonishing range of cases explored here. All this is brought to us engagingly by the voices of the experts themselves, whose work, all too often, goes unseen.
'This book both raises issues and answers questions about how we care for our past - whether your interest is general or professional, it's an invaluable read.'
Chairman of the Campaign for Museums