Cultural Heritage and Aerobiology

Methods and Measurement Techniques for Biodeterioration Monitoring

Editors: Mandrioli, Paolo, Caneva, Giulia, Sabbioni, Cristina (Eds.)

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Aerobiology is the science that studies the biological component of the atmosphere and its effects on living systems and on the environment. This term was used for the first time in 1935, but the attention of scientists to the biological component of the atmosphere goes back to 1769, when the Italian biologist Spallanzani carried out a series of experiments that disproved the concept of spontaneous generation of life and proved the presence of viable microorganisms in the air. Aerobiology has marked characteristics of interdisciplinarity: its application fields range from respiratory diseases to the airborne outbreak of animal and vegetal diseases and to the biodegradation of substances and materials. The latter is the subject of this book. The purpose of aerobiological research applied to the conservation of cultural heritage is to evaluate the risk of alteration by airborne microorganisms of materials forming artefacts of historical, artistic and archaeological interest. Airborne spores and vegetative structures may develop on different substrates and may be a cause of degradation, in relation to the types of materials, the microclimatic situation and the pollution of the conservation environments. The qualitative and quantitative evaluation of the biological component of air, performed by means of targeted analysis campaigns, and of the characteristics of materials and environments, supplies indispensable information for the evaluation of the actual risk and the planning of interventions. This book is divided into four main parts.

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Paolo Mandrioli, biologist and senior researcher at the Institute of Atmospheric Sciences and Climate (ISAC) of the Italian Research Council (CNR), is also professor of Aerobiology at the Faculty of Environmental Sciences of the Urbino University, and past president of the International Association for Aerobiology. Giulia Caneva, biologist, formerly Director of the Central Institute for Restoration, is currently full professor of Botany at the Biology Department of the University of Roma 3. Cristina Sabbioni, physicist and senior researcher at the Institute of Atmospheric Sciences and Climate (ISAC) of the Italian Research Council (CNR), is also professor of Chemistry Applied to Cultural Heritage and of Environmental Physics at the University of Bologna.

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"There can be no dout that this is a valuable point-of-entry source book to the field, which merits a place on the shelves of those concerned with the conservation of collections of all kinds, as well as works of art and buildings. It should also be on the reading lists of those taking couses in archaeology, librarianship, and museeum studies."
(Mycological Research, 108:1 (January 2004)

Table of contents (10 chapters)

Table of contents (10 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Cultural Heritage and Aerobiology
Book Subtitle
Methods and Measurement Techniques for Biodeterioration Monitoring
Editors
  • Paolo Mandrioli
  • Giulia Caneva
  • Cristina Sabbioni
Copyright
2003
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-017-0185-3
DOI
10.1007/978-94-017-0185-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-1622-6
Softcover ISBN
978-90-481-6423-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 243
Number of Illustrations
48 b/w illustrations, 8 illustrations in colour
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