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Conservation Concerns : A Guide for Collectors and Curators

Conservation Concerns : A Guide for Collectors and Curators - 92 edition

ISBN13: 978-1560981749

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ISBN13: 978-1560981749
ISBN10: 1560981741
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 92
Publisher: Cooper-Hewitt Museum
Published: 1992
International: No

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Conservation Concerns : A Guide for Collectors and Curators - 92 edition

ISBN13: 978-1560981749

Konstanze Bachmann and Dianne Eds. Pilgrim

ISBN13: 978-1560981749
ISBN10: 1560981741
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 92
Publisher: Cooper-Hewitt Museum

Published: 1992
International: No
Summary

Written in accessible, nontechnical language, this book's twenty-three essays provide invaluable conservation guidelines for a variety of materials and media. Focusing also on proper storage techniques and environmental control, contributors offer information on emergency planning, disaster management, and identifying damages that may require professional treatment.

Table of Contents

Foreword
Acknowledgments
Introduction 1
Principles of Storage 5
Emergency Planning 11
Control of Temperature and Humidity in Small Collections 15
Construction Materials for Storage and Exhibition 23
Storage of Works on Paper 29
Warning Signs: When Works on Paper Require Conservation 35
Storage and Care of Photographs 39
Warning Signs: When Photographs Need Conservation 47
The Preservation and Storage of Sound Recordings 53
Painting Storage: A Basic Guideline 57
When Is It Time to Call a Paintings Conservator? 63
Storage of Historic Fabrics and Costumes 69
Textile Conservation 79
Warning Signs: When Textiles Need Conservation 85
Storage Containers for Textile Collections 91
Storage of Stone, Ceramic, Glass, and Metal 97
The Care and Conservation of Metal Artifacts 101
Furniture Conservation 105
Upholstery Conservation 111
Preserving Ethnographic Objects 115
Care of Folk Art: The Decorative Surface 123
Composite Objects: Materials and Storage Conditions 129
Appendix 135
Reading List 141

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