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AATA Online: Abstracts of International Conservation Literature

AATA Online indexes articles from over 400 journals; with 120 journals covered comprehensively. It includes over 100,000 abstracts of worldwide literature related to the preservation and conservation of material culture and heritage. Coverage includes books, periodical articles, conference proceedings, occasional papers, electronic resources, audio visual resources, dissertations, and theses on the technical aspects of art and architecture. Topics included are: architectural preservation, archaeology, methods of examination and documentation, history of craftsmanship and technology, conservation education and training, and the analysis and treatment of materials, such as, paper, photograpy, paint, wood, textiles, plant and animal materials, metals, ceramics, and stone. (Updated quarterly)


1955 - present

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  • Databases with Pre-1970 Content
  • Anthropology / Archaeology
  • Design Studies

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