Art and Archaeology Technical Abstracts (AATA)

Host: Getty Museum
Description: "AATA Online: Abstracts of International Conservation Literature is a free online resource for professionals engaged in the conservation of material cultural heritage research and practice. The database includes:
  • More than 100,000 abstracts, with quarterly additions of both current and historical conservation literature
  • Abstracts of articles from more than 470 journals covering a wide variety of subjects
  • Abstracts of books, reports, conference proceedings, dissertations, and other print resources, as well as audiovisual and selected digital resources
  • All 36 volumes of Art and Archaeology Technical Abstracts (AATA) and its predecessor, IIC Abstracts, issued from 1955 to 2002
  • Over 1,600 abstracts published between 1932 and 1955 by the Fogg Art Museum and the Freer Gallery of Art
  • All of the AATA special subject supplements
The sources covered in AATA Online include those that address the following:
  • Research, analysis, restoration, preservation, and technical documentation of works of art, material culture, and archaeological and architectural sites and materials
  • Techniques applicable to the study and treatment of works of art, archaeological materials, or architecture
  • Physical and chemical properties and behavior of the materials that constitute or affect works of art and material culture, as well as the substances used in their preservation treatment, repair, and presentation
  • Notices of objects and works of art newly discovered or authenticated, and art historical studies if they shed light on the nature or techniques of construction of such objects or materials
  • Nontechnical literature addressing issues, ethics, and emerging areas of conservation research and practice such as cultural tourism, economics and values
AATA Online is produced by the Getty Conservation Institute (GCI) in association with The International Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works (IIC) and with ICCROM (International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property)."