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Art Conservation & Restoration

Art Restoration: The Culture, the Business and the Scandal
Conservation of Paintings
Conserving Contemporary Art: Issues, Methods, Materials, and Research
The Restoration of Paintings
The Sistine Chapel: A Glorious Restoration


The following library databases provides articles on a variety of topics, including art and art-related areas, such as conservation and restoration. Click the titles to access them.

When searching, be sure to use as few words as possible to encompass the main points (or keywords) from your topic. For example, Sistine Chapel AND restoration.

Searching for Books

To locate books and eBooks about art conservation, search in the library catalog for conservation and restoration, or use the following, more specific, subject headings:

Recommended Titles

Unless otherwise noted, books can be found on the third floor of the Library and may be checked out with your SF ID card. Reference books, located on the second floor, may not be checked out, but information may be copied or scanned.


The following websites may be useful to you in your research. These links are external sites. As such, content may change frequently and they may contain ads. Per policy, the Library does not review links suggested via email.

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