Protecting historic architecture and museum collections from natural disasters

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  • United States,
  • United States.


  • Cultural property -- Protection.,
  • Cultural property -- Protection -- United States.,
  • Antiquities -- Collection and preservation.,
  • United States -- Antiquities -- Collection and preservation.

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Statementedited by Barclay G. Jones.
ContributionsJones, Barclay G.
LC ClassificationsCC135 .P76 1986
The Physical Object
Paginationxi, 560 p. :
Number of Pages560
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2713283M
ISBN 100409900354
LC Control Number86006159

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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.

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