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Conservation Concerns,9781560981749

Conservation Concerns

Format: Trade Paper
Pub. Date: 4/17/1992
Publisher(s): HARPER COLLINS
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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.

Author Biography

Konstanze Bachmann is the paper conservator at Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, Smithsonian Institution.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. 1
Principles of Storagep. 5
Emergency Planningp. 11
Control of Temperature and Humidity in Small Collectionsp. 15
Construction Materials for Storage and Exhibitionp. 23
Storage of Works on Paperp. 29
Warning Signs: When Works on Paper Require Conservationp. 35
Storage and Care of Photographsp. 39
Warning Signs: When Photographs Need Conservationp. 47
The Preservation and Storage of Sound Recordingsp. 53
Painting Storage: A Basic Guidelinep. 57
When Is It Time to Call a Paintings Conservator?p. 63
Storage of Historic Fabrics and Costumesp. 69
Textile Conservationp. 79
Warning Signs: When Textiles Need Conservationp. 85
Storage Containers for Textile Collectionsp. 91
Storage of Stone, Ceramic, Glass, and Metalp. 97
The Care and Conservation of Metal Artifactsp. 101
Furniture Conservationp. 105
Upholstery Conservationp. 111
Preserving Ethnographic Objectsp. 115
Care of Folk Art: The Decorative Surfacep. 123
Composite Objects: Materials and Storage Conditionsp. 129
Appendixp. 135
Reading Listp. 141
Table of Contents provided by Blackwell. All Rights Reserved.

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