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Amir Ershad Langroudi

Biographical notes: Amir Ershad Langroudi received his bachelor's degree (BSc) in materials engineering in 1989 from Sharif University of Technology, and his master's degree (MSc) in the same field in 1992 from Iran University of Science and Technology. He continued his study at the INSA de Lyon, where he received his Ph.D. in 1999. He is an Associate Professor at the Department of color and Surface coatings (CSC) at the Iran Polymer and Petrochemical Institute (IPPI) with more than 22 years of experience. His main interests are the synthesis and characterization of organic-inorganic nanocomposite materials. During this period, he taught and directed postgraduate students and also cooperated the research projects with some other research centers, such as the Department of Restoration and Architecture of Islamic Azad University different branches such as; the center of Tehran branch, Science and Research Branch, Abhar branch. He received some funds from the Research Institute of Cultural Heritage & Tourism (RICHT), Iran National Science Foundation (INSF) for his research on conservation and restoration projects, such as the Choghaznabil brick monument, Persepolis, and the protection of leather bookbinding. His scientific activities have been recorded in 3 books, several book chapters, and more than 100 scientific articles.

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Protective Material Coatings for Preserving Cultural Heritage Monuments and Artwork

Long-standing artworks and monuments show the wisdom and cultural identity of an ancient society along with the educational, material and spiritual merits of the people of that time. However, many historical artifacts and cultural monuments have been eroded over time and are in danger of deterioration beyond repair. There is a need to protect and conserve these artifacts. Restoration and preservation requires a multidisciplinary understanding of the inherent properties of these works based on the type of material and sufficient information in the properties of protective and conservation materials and research methods. Protective Material Coatings For Preserving Cultural Heritage Monuments and Artwork aims to familiarize students with the recent practices in conservation and restoration science in recent years by presenting a modern orientation on the subject focused on material coatings. Readers will be able to understand the properties of different materials in antique objects and how to adopt appropriate treatment methods based on these properties. This book consists of 5 chapters. In the first chapter, materials analysis techniques are described for historical monuments along with coatings used to preserve them. The second chapter introduces the properties of metals, alloys, and their common corrosion and explains protection strategies for metal monuments. An emphasis is given to nanocomposite coatings to prevent decay, especially through electrochemical corrosion. Chapter 3 is devoted to studying natural leather and parchments and their conservation from damage by environmental factors such as UV radiation, temperature, and humidity. The fourth chapter deals with stone works, which are in many historical objects. Chapter 5 introduces the reader to additional preservation materials and innovative methods employed to protect historical monuments and cultural heritage sites. Information about the removal of materials, cleaning of improper prior repairs is also given. Protective Material Coatings For Preserving Cultural Heritage Monuments and Artwork is an ideal book for students of archeology, architecture, materials science and contemporary arts courses who are required to learn about the techniques of preserving antique buildings and works of art. It also serves as a handy reference for professionals and general readers interested in the curation of museums and the conservation of buildings, and cultural heritage sites.

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