Conservation controlled vocabularies

Glossary of the paper conservation group of the American Institute for Conservation
In category: books

Glossary of the paper conservation group of the American Institute for Conservation
In category: paper

The AAT is a thesaurus containing generic terms, dates, relationships, sources, and notes for work types, roles, materials, styles, cultures, techniques, and other concepts related to art, architecture, and other cultural heritage (e.g., amphora, oil paint, olieverf, acetolysis, sintering, orthographic drawings, Olmeca, Rinascimento, Buddhism, watercolors, asa-no-ha-toji, sralais).
In category: general

Controlled Vocabularies for Use in Rare Book and Special Collections Cataloging, developed and maintained by the Bibliographic Standards Committee of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Section (ACRL/ALA). These thesauri provide standardized vocabulary for retrieving special collections materials by form, genre, or by various physical characteristics that are typically of interest to researchers and special collections librarians, and for relating materials to individuals or corporate bodies.
In category: books

The thesaurus reflects the nature of the British Museum collections, and was originally set up as an internal reference tool. Some areas of terminology may be more specific than others, depending on the level of documentation available, or the size of particular collections.
In category: objects

CAMEO is a searchable information resource developed by the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. The MATERIALS database contains chemical, physical, visual, and analytical information on historic and contemporary materials used in the production and conservation of artistic, architectural, archaeological, and anthropological materials.
In category: general

This explains the terminology used by conservators in condition reports for paintings.
In category: paintings

The chapters incorporate photographic and graphic documentation illustrating the material discussed. Also included in the report are an illustrated glossary of terms and a selected bibliography of references related to the topic.
In category: architecture

Guidelines for the accurate and consistent description of the materials and techniques of drawings, prints, and collages.
In category: paper

Terminology for the description of archive type and format, jointly developed by The National Trust and English Heritage.
In category: general

Physical evidence, usually portable, resulting from past human activity or environmental remains that can be recovered from archaeological fieldwork.
In category: objects

Used for recording the techniques, recovery methods and materials associated with the archaeological sciences.
In category: general

Construction materials for monuments relating to the built and buried heritage.
In category: buildings

Elements of a monument relating to the built or buried heritage.
In category: objects

A development of the ALGAO events wordlist. The thesaurus is an indexing tool to be used for recording archaeological and architectural investigative, data collection exercises; from intrusive interventions into the resource to non damaging survey events.
In category: general

Terminology covering the existing physical remains of a monument, or the means by which a monument has been identified where no physical remains exist.
In category: general

Types of monuments relating to the built and buried heritage in England.
In category: immovable heritage

Glossary of conservation terminology (Arabic-English and English-Arabic) developed by Dr Hossam Mahdy for the ATHAR programme and intended for conservation professionals working in the Arab region. This is a preliminary document distributed to invite discussion and comments.
In category: general

Graphics Atlas is a sophisticated resource that presents a unique, object-based approach for the identification and characterization of prints and photographs. Includes visual guides for colour, deterioration, etc.
In category: paper

Graphics Atlas is a sophisticated resource that presents a unique, object-based approach for the identification and characterization of prints and photographs. Includes visual guides for colour, deterioration, etc.
In category: photographs

This guide provides terminology to perform and report on the visual condition of concrete in service. It includes a checklist of the many details that may be considered in making a report and descriptions for various concrete conditions associated with the durability of concrete.
In category: buildings

The purpose of this is to propose a multilingual terminology system relating to the Council of Europe Conventions in the field of heritage.
In category: general

The ISCS glossary constitutes an important tool for scientific discussions on decay phenomena and processes. It is also an excellent basis for tutorials on stone deterioration. It is based on the careful examination of pre-existing glossaries of English terms. It does not aim at replacing these glossaries, often set up originally in a language other than English, and for most of them done to a high standard.
In category: stone

The objective of this glossary is to establish a common and unambiguous vocabulary for the recording of the conditions of and interventions on in situ floor mosaics. The terms in the glossary are divided into CURRENT CONDITION, defined in written form and illustrated, and CURRENT INTERVENTION, only defined in written form.
In category: mosaics

This accompanying document to the handbook, Technician Training for the Maintenance of In Situ Mosaics, provides definitions of terms commonly used to document construction techniques, previous interventions, and conditions of mosaics.
In category: mosaics

Nomenclature for Museum Cataloging is a structured and controlled list of object terms organized in a classification system to provide a basis for indexing and cataloging collections of human-made objects. Nomenclature is used in the creation and management of object records in human history collections within museums and other organizations, and it focuses on objects relevant to North American history and culture. Nomenclature is the most extensively used museum classification and controlled vocabulary for historical and ethnological collections in North America.
In category: objects

The Thesaurus for Graphic Materials is a tool for indexing visual materials by subject and by genre/format. The thesaurus includes more than 7,000 subject terms and 650 genre/format terms to index types of photographs, prints, design drawings, ephemera, and other pictures.
In category: paper

Learn how to identify damage and deterioration by comparing it to our glossary image and description.
In category: general