Art Conservation

The Art Conservation liaison librarian is available for research consultation and can help you design research strategies, access key databases, effectively use the information resources of Queen’s University Library and beyond, and stay current in your field.  Discipline and course specific research skill instruction can be provided. We also evaluate, purchase and make available teaching and research materials to support this program including books, conferences, journals and exhibition catalogues in print and/or electronic format, and databases, multimedia and streaming resources.   

Here are key starting points for your research in Art Conservation.

Subject guides are created by our Librarians to help you identify, access and understand the literature of a discipline. See the Art Conservation subject guide to explore, access and use these resources. Other discipline guides may also be relevant to Art Conservation.

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There are many interdisciplinary aspects to Art Conservation for which the literature of several disciplines is relevant including: Chemistry, Classical Studies, Cultural Studies, Education, Gender Studies, History, Indigenous Studies. Please refer to those Subject Guides and the Art Conservation guide to find other relevant databases and journal articles.

 

AATA online: Abstracts of International Conservation Literature

Comprehensive coverage of literature related to the preservation and conservation of cultural heritage.

Analytical Abstracts

Publication coverage: 1980 - present (updated weekly)

Analytical Abstracts is a current awareness service for analytical and bioanalytical science. It indexes over 100 international journals from 1980 forward, plus equipment manufacturers' application notes, standards and books.

Art Abstracts

Publication coverage: 1984 - present
For 1907-1984 coverage see: Art Index Retrospective

Index to scholarly journal articles on art and related disciplines. Emphasis is on Western art.

Art Index Retrospective

Publication coverage: 1929 - 1984

Index to scholarly art journals and other materials published prior to 1985.

ARTbibliographies Modern

Publication coverage: 1974 - present

Indexes writing and research on all forms of modern and contemporary art.

BCIN, the Bibliographic Database of the Conservation Information Network

Publication coverage: 1955 - present

Comprehensive source for information on the conservation, preservation and restoration of cultural property.
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