Conservation Documentation

Post by Sara.

Conservation documentation photograph, before treatment.

Picture 1. Conservation documentation photograph, before treatment.

When we want to conserve an archaeological piece in addition to taking a picture by camera (picture 1) it is good to draw the piece at the same time.  It is good to view all the parts and from different angles, to know better the technique of making the piece (picture 2) and the writings and decoration (picture 3) to be more clear and understood.

Picture 2.

Picture 2.

Picture 2.

Picture 3.

It is good to plot one of the pictures on graph paper to record the measurements (picture 4).

Picture 4

Picture 4

Also, mark all the damage on the pictures to make a plan for conservation (picture 5-6).  Each picture should have the object’s name, museum, and the name of the person who worked on or conserved the piece.  All this should be written on the picture.  It is important to keep three copies of the documentation in order to protect from losing them.

Picture 5.

Picture 5.

Picture 6.

Picture 6.

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