Conservation and analysis of deteriorating nineteenth and twentieth-century British glass in the National Museums of ScotlandThe National Museums of Scotland collections includes about 2000 19th and 20th-century British glass artefacts. An initial conservation survey in 1996 identified 153 artefacts as actively deteriorating (Cobo del Arco 1999). Examinations of additional artefacts is ongoing and 212, c.20% of those surveyed to date, are deteriorating. The visible signs...
Eremin, Katherine ; Cobo del Arco, B ; Robinet, L ; Gibson, L T
Book chapterThe Museum of Scotland is a new building in Edinburgh which opened in November 1998 to present the history of Scotland from its geological beginnings to the present day. This article considers conservation issues within three themes: the building itself as iconic modern architecture and its effect on the exhibition...
Tate, Jim ; Clarke, David V ; Spencer, Helen ; Cobo del Arco, B
Journal articleWhite crystalline deposits were present on a large number of 19th and 20th century British glass artefacts in the National Museums of Scotland collections. Analysis of these deposits by ion chromatography showed that sodium and formate were the dominant ions. Raman spectroscopy identified sodium formate anhydrate phase II as the...
Robinet, L ; Eremin, Katherine ; Cobo del Arco, B ; Gibson, L T