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Podany, Jerry, author.

When galleries shake : earthquake damage mitigation for museum collections / Jerry Podany.

Los Angeles, CA : The J. Paul Getty Museum, [2017]
Physical Description:
x, 238 pages : color illustrations, maps ; 26 cm
Reference Library
N8560 .P63 2017 (LC)
Accessible in the Reference Library [Hours]
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 216-226) and index.
Subject Terms:
Art -- Conservation and restoration.
Museum buildings -- Earthquake effects.
J. Paul Getty Museum, issuing body.

  • Mythical beasts to mephitic winds: explanations for earthquakes from antiquity to the nineteenth century
  • Our modern understanding of earthquakes and how we measure them
  • Focus: a short history of intensity / Roger Musson
  • Seismic hazard analysis: what will happen ...probably
  • Focus: the conditional mean spectrum / Paul Somerville
  • Objects in motion: the response of collections to seismic forces
  • Focus: the use of numerical modeling to protect old statues / Alfredo Cigada
  • Holding on: mount making for seismic damage mitigation
  • Focus: design and application of a temporary base-compression mount to secure two monumental marble sculptures for exhibition / Mckenzie Lowry and B.J. Farrar
  • Let it slide: seismic base isolation
  • Focus: optimal design of seismic linear and nonlinear isolators for museum artifacts / Vlasis Koumousis
  • Seeking out the vulnerable.