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Conservation Concerns : A Guide for Collectors and Curators - Konstanze Bachmann

Conservation Concerns

A Guide for Collectors and Curators

By: Konstanze Bachmann (Editor)

Paperback Published: 1st April 1992
ISBN: 9781560981749
Number Of Pages: 240

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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.

"The volume is remarkable for its clarity of presentation. . . . Information is detailed and comprehensive yet straightforward, practical, and useful. . . . Curators, collections managers, and directors will find this an invaluable resource for assessing, monitoring, and upgrading existing problems and conditions, and for planning and prioritizing their long-range storage needs."--Curator

"A good starting point for the proper care and preservation of valuable antiques and artifacts."--The Antiquer's Guide

"This concise book can be recommended as a useful guide for storage planning and as a general introduction to conservation options for curators of fine arts and decorative arts collections."--Studies in Conservation

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
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ISBN: 9781560981749
ISBN-10: 1560981741
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 240
Published: 1st April 1992
Publisher: Smithsonian Books
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 24.13 x 16.51  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.23