Glossary of art conservation 1 (A-Z)   978-84-89321-01-4, February 2005
Glossary of art conservation 2 (A-Z,     978-84-89321-02-1, January 2006
Glossary of art conservation 3 (A-Z)    978-84-89321-03-8, February 2006

16,5 x 24 cm, white matte paper 135 gr ( 4,76 oz), platifiqued cover bounded 300 gr (10,58 oz)


Comments, citations and quotations about my  publications:



Museum Documentation Association, Eleanor Lovegrove,Cambridge UK, Newsletter Issue 4 MDA, December  2005.

“New Terminology Source Published: An indispensable new reference tool is available for conservators, curators, archivists and collections professionals. Glossary of Conservation I is a dictionary of conservation and restoration terms. This, the first volume in a series on conservation, contains definitions from a wide range of respected European sources. From canvas to craquelure and from sepia to silica, this publication will guide you with accurate and detailed definitions”.


CIDOC_logoInternational Committee for Documentation ICOM, CIDOC Newsletter No 01/2006.

CIDOC news 2006

icon_logo copiaGlossary of art conservation I,II, III are  included in the Terminology Survey from the Terminology group of the Conservation Institute in London.

Terminology group (2007). “Terminology survey”. ICON.  Read it: icon


kikirpaBooks cited In the preface of the dictionary Petit glossaire à l’usage du conservateur-restaurateur de sculpture / Beknopt glossarium voor de conservator-restaurator van beeldhouwwer  edited by Institut Royal du Patrimoine Artistique in Brussels, Belgium. Read it:irpa

Serck-Dewaide, M. (ed.) (2006). Petit glossaire à l’usage du conservateur-restaurateur de sculpture, Beknopt glossarium voor de conservator-restaurator van beeldhouwwer. Brussels: IRPA.

VDRBook review  written by  Dr. Knaut  from the Fachhochschule für Technik und Wirtschaf  and published by the Verband der Restauratoren in Bonn, Germany. Read it: VDR Bulletin 3.2006

Knaut, M. (2006). “Glossary of Conservation I – III”. In: VDR Bulletin 3/ 2006, Bonn: VDR, p.65.

cracow_universityEuropean project, Cracow University of Technology, 2015.

Quotations taken from Glossary of art conservation I,II, III in the  european research project entitled “Multilingual Dictionary of Art Restoration. Part 1. Easel Paining. Part 2. Wall Painting” and directed by the Cracow University of Technology in Poland.

This project involves the development of a dictionary containing specialist terminology related to painting conservation in Polish, German, English, French and Italian.

Contact me  mireiaxarrie(@)gmail(.)com    if you have any query about terminology and documentation


Conservation, materials & techniques, museology

It is a dictionary on concepts pertaining to art conservation, materials & techniques, museology. The author has researched various bibliographical English, French, Spanish, Italian and German sources, has translated all to English and has arranged all the renown experts´ definitions in alphabetical order.


Glossary of art  is a comprehensive information source for art historians, artists, curators, conservators, restorers, art dealers, auctioneers and art collectors.

Some institutions that have bought Glossary 1-3

Art Institute of Chicago, USA.

Yale Center for British Art , New Haven, USA

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, USA.

The Getty Conservation Institute, Los Angeles, USA.

Straus Center Conservation, Harvard University , Cambridge, USA.

New York Public Library, New York, USA.

National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C, USA.

Centre de conservation du Québec, Québec, Canada.

Canadian Conservation Institute, Ottawa, Canada.

Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv, Israel.

The British Museum, London, UK.

Victoria & Albert Museum, London, UK.

Chantry Library, Oxford,UK.

British Library, London, UK.

Museum of Liverpool, London, UK.

Doerner Institut, Munich, Germany.

Kunstbibliothek, Berlin, Germany.

Finnish National Gallery, Helsinki, Finland.

National Art Museum, Oslo, Norway.

Instituut Collectie Nederland, Amsterdam, Holland.

Institut Royal Patrimoine Artistique, Brussels, Belgium.

Biblioteca Nacional de Portugal, Lisboa, Portugal

Instituto Andaluz del Patrimonio Histórico, Sevilla, Spain.

Fundació Miró, Barcelona, Spain.

Museum of Contemporary Art, Barcelona, Spain.