Using only non-destructive analysis [spectrophotometry, pH determination using agarose gel, infrared spectroscopy including Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR), x-ray fluorescence (XRF), gas chromatography mass spectrometry (GCMS) and inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (ICP MS)], this study investigated two copies of an early seventeenth century printed book that exhibited severe browning of only one section, the same in each. The results indicated that the browned gatherings had elevated levels of iron, which is known to cause cellulose degradation. The pH between the normal and browned papers was not statistically different as measured but FTIR results confirmed that the browned paper was more degraded.
Bainbridge, Abigail. "A New Application for Boardslotting: The Clear Drop-Spine Box," Journal of Paper Conservation, v. 15 no. 1, 2014.
Board slotting of PMMA to allow for the creation of tidy clear-spined drop-spine boxes, a useful option for small-scale boxes that allows visibility of the object inside for aesthetic or security reasons.
National Research Institute of Maritime Cultural Heritage (NRIMCH)'s Conservation Manual of Maritime Archaeological Objects in Korea
Editing of the English language translation of the publication about salvage and treatment of objects from shipwrecks as well as the shipwrecks themselves, completed along with Youjin Min & Hyoyun Kim.
Bainbridge, Abigail. “Identification of Pigments on 18th Century French Curl with Turkish Spot,” ICON News, November 2013, p. 30–32.
Results of a preliminary study in the identification of pigments in 18th century French marbled paper used for endpapers in or covering of bindings, using XRF, FTIR, & PLM.
Bainbridge, Abigail. “Parchment: an Ancient Process,” Furniture & Cabinetmaking Magazine, issue 203, 2013. Description of the process of making parchment and recommendations for its use in cabinetmaking.
Bainbridge, Abigail. “Shagreen,” Furniture & Cabinetmaking Magazine, issue 202, 2012, p.38. Description of stingray skin & its use for covering objects, with a case study of a small silver case for an automaton.
Forthcoming: Bainbridge, Tristram, Nicola Newman, Shayne Rivers, Andrew Thackray & Yoshihiko Yamashita. “Goberge, shimbari, go-bars: The use of flexible sticks for clamping”, Journal of the American Institute of Conservation, 2015.
Bainbridge, Tristram. “David Garrick’s tea service”, V&A Conservation Journal (Autumn, Issue 61), 2013.
Bainbridge, Tristram. “Caring for furniture and woodwork in historic collections” Museums and Heritage Magazine, (Spring, p. 43), 2013.
Bainbridge, Tristram. “The Art of Sadeli”, Furniture and Cabinet Making, (Issue 201, January), 2012.
Bainbridge, Tristram. “The Art of Scagliola”, Furniture and Cabinet Making, (Issue 199, December), 2012.
Bainbridge, Tristram. “The Art of Mother-of-Pearl”, Furniture and Cabinet Making, (Issue 190, October), 2012.
Bainbridge, Tristram. “Caring for Artefacts: What it Doesn’t Say on the Tin”, Furniture and Cabinet Making (Issue 190, March), 2011.
Bainbridge, Tristram. “BEVA glue sticks” Adhesives and Consolidants: Research and Applications, Canadian Conservation Institute, 17 October 2011, poster session & demonstration, Ottowa, Canada.
Bainbridge, Tristram, Mike Podmaniczky. “The Recent Evolution of Furniture Conservation Study at West Dean College”, American Institute of Conservation 39th Annual Meeting, 2 June 2011, Philadelphia, PA USA.