Studies in Conservation




International Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works


Taylor and Francis Online


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This journal publishes research conducted in the area of conservation practices of works of art and artistic materials. It can be accessed through the website of Taylor and Francis Online, an academic publishing platform.

The journal focusses on advances made in conservation methods for preventing, displaying and storing historical artwork. It also publishes studies that analyze artistic materials and their mechanisms of deterioration. The intended audience of the journal includes scientists working in the area of material culture, conservators, and collection managers.

Some of the most cited articles of the journal are:

  • Use of imaging spectroscopy, fiber optic reflectance spectroscopy, and X-ray fluorescence to map and identify pigments in illuminated manuscripts
  • Multispectral and hyperspectral imaging technologies in conservation: Current research and potential applications
  • A review of selected inorganic consolidants and protective treatments for porous calcareous materials