Cultural Heritage and the Environment

  • Blake J
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Air pollution can have a significant effect on the weathering of monuments and on the deterioration of museum objects and prehistoric cave paintings. Three important mechanisms of stone weathering are discussed, and an overview of anal. techniques used for the evaluation of the degrdn. processes is provided. The effects of several air pollutants on works or art are reviewed, illustrated with examples of the microanal. of aerosols in two European museums. The effect of tourism on the preservation of prehistoric rock art is also examd. [on SciFinder (R)]

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  • Janet Blake

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