Biotechnology and Conservation of Cultural Heritage
This book provides detailed insights into the role ofmicroorganisms and microbial products in biodeterioration,conservation and restoration of cultural heritage. Topics to bediscussed are microbial colonization and their growth control onboth artworks and aerosol of indoor environments such as librariesor museums, as well as human health hazard from exposure tomicrobial agents. In addition innovative biotechnological protocolsand strategies for the removal of undesired layers on artworksurfaces are described in detail. Also the advances andperspectives in this emerging biotechnological field are discussed,supported by the latest original findings.