Guidelines for pH measurement in conservation / by Season Tse.: CH57-3/1-28-2007E-PDF

The pH of an artifact is an important consideration when selecting suitable conservation treatments, storage conditions, and accompanying exhibition materials. Determining pH is therefore a common procedure in the assessment and documentation of museum objects. pH measurement is generally simple and straightforward. However, the constraints imposed by artifacts can complicate the process and produce ambiguous, difficult to interpret, or erroneous results. This Technical Bulletin discusses the principles behind reliable and reproducible pH measurements, points out common pitfalls, and suggests ways to determine the pH of many materials found in museum objects. Descriptions of general measurement procedures are included, along with a comparison of various methods and measuring devices.

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Publication information
Department/Agency Canada. Canadian Heritage.
Canadian Conservation Institute.
Title Guidelines for pH measurement in conservation / by Season Tse.
Series title Technical bulletin ; no. 28
Publication type Series - View Master Record
Language [English]
Other language editions [French]
Format Electronic
Electronic document
Note(s) Issued also in French under title: Lignes directrices pour la mesure du pH en conservation.
The catalogue number (CH57-3-1/28-2007E) and ISBN (978-0-660-19766-1) and ISSN (0706-4152) for the print edition have been copied in this electronic publication.
Includes bibliographic references (p. 19-21).
Issued also in printed form.
Publishing information Ottawa : Canadian Conservation Institute, c2007.
Author / Contributor Tse, Season.
Description 22 p. : fig., ill., tables.
Catalogue number
  • CH57-3/1-28-2007E-PDF
Subject terms Museum collections
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