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Clear guidance on how to assess publications based on the author, publication date, edition, publisher, journal title and aspects of the content such as intended audience, coverage, writing style, and evaluative reviews.
Covers "all aspects of materials, techniques, conservation, and restoration in both traditional and nontraditional media, including ceramics, sculpture, metalwork, painting, works on paper, textiles, video, digital art, and more."
"The shorter, more factual articles are combined with larger, multi-section articles tracing the development of materials and techniques invarious geographical locations." Includes an bibliographies for most entries.
Developed by the Museum of Fine Arts Boston.
"The MATERIALS database contains chemical, physical, visual, and analytical information on over 10,000 historic and contemporary materials used in the production and conservation of artistic, architectural, archaeological, and anthropological materials." Ultramarine blue, natural example