Stellar Reviews for Conservation Treatment Methodology


“An enormous contribution to the field” (5 stars, Amazon)

I am delighted to have this book. Barbara Appelbaum has thought through and presented many ideas I have met over the last 30 years as a conservator, but that no one before has put into this kind of focus. She demonstrates the kind of thinking that is critical to responsible care and treatment planning. Thank you Barbara, for giving us the benefits of what you have been doing and teaching all these years. This is an enormous contribution to the conservation field. The content is insightful and practical. The book should be read, owned and used as reference by everyone who owns or takes care of art objects. – Virginia Naude, Philadelphia


“A necessity!” (5 stars, Amazon)

Thoughtful and clearly written, Appelbaum’s book is an essential read for both students and practitioners of conservation. Her work is particularly useful during the planning stages of treatments.– E. Kim, NYC


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pdfForeWard Clarion Review (5 Stars)

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Conservation Treatment Methodology has been reviewed in the journals of three major conservation organizations, the International Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works (IIC), the American Institute for Conservation (AIC), and the Canadian Association for Conservation (CAC). The full texts are reprinted below.  The author’s heartfelt thanks to all the journals and reviewers (copyright info: all rights belong to the original organization and authors)



pdfReview: Canadian Association for Conservation

CAC Book Review (PDF; click link to Download/View)



pdfReview: Journal of the American Institute for Conservation

JAIC Book Review, Reedy (PDF; click link to Download/View)



pdfReview: International Institute for Conservation

IIC Book Review (PDF; click link to Download/View)



Barbara spoke about conservation in house museums at a annual conference sponsored by the McFaddin-Ward House in Beaumont, Texas in November 2013

Barbara has written another new paper published in a French online journal (Cero-Art) Summer, 2013. The paper is available on this site.

Past News:

Nov. 2012: Barbara did a book signing at the annual meeting of the Appraisers' Association of America.

June 2011: Barbara presented a paper on Conservation Ethics at the Annual Meeting of the AIC. Her paper is available on this site.

Mar 2011: Barbara presented a 2-day seminar based on 'Conservation Treatment Methodology' in Amsterdam.