Citation "History of Bronze Disease and Its Treatment"

Authors
  • Gilberg, Mark
Editor
  • Daniels, Vincent
AATA Author
  • GILBERG, MARK
Title Article/Chapter
History of Bronze Disease and Its Treatment
Title of source
Early Advances in Conservation
Title of Series
British Museum Occasional Paper No. 65
Publisher / Distributor
British Museum
Date of Publication
19880000
Page Numbers
59-70
Collation
12 p. : ill.
ISSN
0142 4815
ISBN
0 86159 0651
Language Text
English
References
Bibliography: p. 67-70
Subject Keywords English
  • bronze disease
  • treatment
  • electrochemical
  • electrolytic reduction
  • conservation
Abstract
The history of bronze disease and its treatment is discussed. Particular attention is given to the work of Mond and Cuboni whose experimental studies during the late 19th century provided a scientific basis for the bacterial infection theory. The early studies of Rathgen, Berthelot, and Rosenberg which established the electrochemical nature of bronze disease are also reviewed. Various early treatment methods for the conservation of bronze antiquities exhibiting bronze disease are described including the first use of electrochemical and electrolytic reduction methods.
Originating Institution
MCI
Location of Document
MCI
MCI Accession Number
MCIMSC
Record type
Abstract
Literature Type
Monograph
Bibliographic Level
Analytic
Older BCIN Number
165185
BCIN Number
108377
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