When Galleries Shake

Earthquake Damage Mitigation for Museum Collections

Author: Jerry Podany

Publisher: Getty Publications

ISBN: 160606522X

Category: Art

Page: 284

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Earthquakes pose myriad dangers to heritage collections worldwide. This book provides an accessible introduction to these dangers and to the methodologies developed at the Getty and other museums internationally for mitigating seismic vulnerability. Conceived as a primer and reference, this abundantly illustrated volume begins with an engaging overview of explanations for earthquakes from antiquity to the nineteenth century. A series of chapters then addresses our modern understanding of seismic events and approaches for mitigating the damage they cause to heritage collections, covering such subjects as earthquake measurement, hazard analysis, the response of buildings and collections to seismic events, mount making, and risk assessment; short sections by specialists in seismic engineering complement the main text throughout. Readers will find a range of effective seismic mitigation measures, from simple low-cost approaches to complex base-isolation techniques. In bridging the gap between seismologists and seismic engineers, on the one hand, and collections care professionals, on the other, this volume will be of interest to conservators, registrars, designers, mount makers, and others involved in the management and care of collections in museums and other cultural institutions.

Protecting Historic Architecture and Museum Collections from Natural Disasters

Author: Barclay G. Jones

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 1483278271

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 572

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Protecting Historic Architecture and Museum Collections from Natural Disasters serves as a useful guide for professionals engaged in the preservation of cultural heritage, whether structures or artifacts. This book discusses how to prevent losses to the cultural heritage of structures and artifacts through more knowledgeable protection, prevention, and emergency response. Organized into six sections encompassing 26 chapters, this book begins with an overview of the mechanisms for preserving and protecting the heritage. This text then examines the threats of destruction by the natural elements such as decay, air pollution, subsidence, and other forms of attrition. Other chapters consider the social functional and economic values of the buildings and museum objects. This book discusses as well the natural disaster policies within a society. The final chapter deals with the enlistment of the private sector in dealing with catastrophes rising out of fire, earthquake, flood, and other natural disasters. This book is a valuable resource for conservation specialists, archivists, private collectors, dealers, curators, and librarians.

And Then I Met the Getty Kouros

An Engineer's Odyssey from the Streets of Tehran to the Hills of Malibu

Author: Jack Njdeh Yaghoubian

Publisher: Quantech press

ISBN: 0996056106

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 387

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Jack Njdeh Yaghoubian calls his memoir ...And Then I Met The Getty Kouros, the title emblematic of an extraordinary career path leading to his showing up at the Getty Museum one day and determining that the antiquities were in danger in the event of an earthquake. The Getty Kouros Greek statue stood upright for the first time in 2,500 years without visible support thanks to an innovative seismic base isolation system invented by Yaghoubian. It's only one of the many accomplishments in the extraordinary career of Yaghoubian, the son of Armenian Genocide survivors who has made a huge impact on the world of engineering in the United States and around the world...

Sentimentale Reisen

Author: Joan Didion

Publisher: Ullstein eBooks

ISBN: 384371438X

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 336

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»Ihr Scharfsinn ist gewohnt fein geschliffen und ihr Blick eiswasserklar... Didion hat die Stimmung in Amerika eingefangen.« The New York Times Joan Didion gilt seit langem als eine der brillantesten Autorinnen der USA. Die in diesem Band versammelten Essays und Reportagen aus den Jahren 1982 bis 1992 belegen dies eindrucksvoll. Ob Joan Didion vom Parteitag der Demokraten unter Bill Clinton berichtet oder von einem spektakulären Prozess in New York City, ob sie sich mit der Politik, den Medien oder dem Showbusiness befasst — immer zeichnen ihre Texte ein präzises Bild des geistigen und kulturellen Klimas in Amerika, das noch heute gültig ist. »Die beste Feder der amerikanischen Intellektuellen.« Der Spiegel »Jeder ihrer Sätze ist kostbar.« Die Welt


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Category: Science

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Hochwasserschutz und Denkmalpflege

Fallbeispiele und Empfehlungen für die Praxis

Author: Heiko Lieske,Erika Schmidt,Thomas Will

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783816785361

Category: Flood control

Page: 308

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Hochwasserschutz stellt eine Balance dar, bei der unterschiedliche Faktoren berücksichtigt werden müssen. Die Autoren beschäftigen sich in diesem Zusammenhang um die Belange des Denkmalschutzes. Ihre Ergebnisse werden in Form von zahlreichen Fallbeispielen, Beurteilungen und Empfehlungen präsentiert und erleichtern so die Findung denkmalverträglicher Lösungen.