Care Of Collections / Edition 1

Care Of Collections / Edition 1

by Simon (Ed.) J. Knell, Simon Knell
     
 

Confronting contemporary issues in museum practice, this collection provides a practical guide to all aspects of collections care.

Contributors cover a wide range of issues including:

  • conservation practice
  • the monitoring and control of light
  • relative humidity and atmospheric pollution
  • packing, handling and transportation

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Overview

Confronting contemporary issues in museum practice, this collection provides a practical guide to all aspects of collections care.

Contributors cover a wide range of issues including:

  • conservation practice
  • the monitoring and control of light
  • relative humidity and atmospheric pollution
  • packing, handling and transportation of collections
  • storage and access to collections
  • biological infestation
  • disaster planning.

Including material and sources that have, up until now, not easily been available, students of museum studies and proffessionals within the industry now have this invaluable aid to their work.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415112857
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
10/27/1994
Series:
Leicester Readers in Museum Studies Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
300
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.63(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

List of figures
List of tables
Series preface
Preface to this volume
Acknowledgements
Introduction: the context of collection's care1
1The ethics of conservation11
2Cleaning and meaning: The Ravished Image reviewed21
3Solvent abuse30
4Working exhibits and the destruction of evidence in the Science Museum35
5The role of the scholar-curator in conservation47
6Do objects have a finite lifetime?51
7Audits of care: a framework for collections condition surveys60
8Preventive conservation83
9Paintings: the (show) case for passive climate control88
10Silica gel and related RH buffering materials, conditioning and regeneration techniques93
11Conservation in the computer age101
12Museums tune in to radio105
13Fresh-air climate conditioning at the Arthur M. Sackler Museum107
14Light and environmental measurement and control in National Trust houses117
15The Clore Gallery for the Turner collection at the Tate Gallery: lighting strategy and practice123
16Construction materials for storage and exhibition129
17Indoor air pollution: effects on cultural and historic materials135
18Managing museum space147
19Museum collections storage155
20Here's what to consider in selecting high-density storage176
21A policy for collections access179
22Visible storage for the small museum187
23Curators' closet197
24Rules for handling works of art202
25Rentokil bubble: results of test212
26Carpet beetle: a pilot study in detection and control217
27Pest control in museums: the use of chemicals and associated health problems234
28Experiencing loss240
29Museum disaster preparedness planning246
30Emergency treatment of materials262
31Protecting museums from threat of fire276
Further reading280
Index281

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