Description: Art and Archaeology Technical Abstracts (AATA) has been a major reference work for the conservation field; conservators have relied upon the diverse and specialized abstracts contained within the volumes of AATA to locate important information for research and practice. AATA Online offers all 36 volumes of Art and Archaeology Technical Abstracts and its predecessor, IIC Abstracts, published between 1955 and the resent. By year-end, abstracts from the 20 AATA special supplements and almost 2,000 abstracts published between 1932 and 1955 by the Fogg Art Museum and the Freer Gallery of Art will be included as well. Ultimately, more than 100,000 abstracts related to the preservation and conservation of material cultural heritage will be accessible in AATA Online. New abstracts will be added to the online database on a quarterly basis.
The categories of literature that are abstracted fro AATA are books, articles, reports, conference proceedings, dissertations, and other print publication, as well as audiovisual and selected digital resources. The sources covered include those that address the following: the examination, investigation, analysis, restoration, preservation, and technical documentation of works of art, material culture, and archaeological and architectural contexts and materials; techniques that are applicable to the study and treatment of art works, archaeological materials, or architecture; data on the physical and chemical properties and behavior of the substances that constitute or affect art works and material culture, as well as those used in their preservation treatment, repair, and presentation; progress of archaeological excavations, 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.