Caring for Your Collections: Preserving and Protecting Your Art and Other Collectibles

Caring for Your Collections: Preserving and Protecting Your Art and Other Collectibles

by National Committee to Save Am, Robert McCormick Adams, Arthur W. Schultz, United States National Com
     
 

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Library Journal - Library Journal
Written by an impressive group of conservator experts, this book is a comprehensive and practical guide to preserving collectible objects often found in the hands of the private collector. Each chapter covers a specific art form, ranging from paintings, works of art on paper, books, and photographs to furniture, textiles, ceramics and glass, metal, stone, musical instruments, and various ethnographic objects. Preventative maintenance is stressed, but the authors follow up the do's and dont's of routine care with recommendations on what to do if damage occurs, often utilizing before-and-after photos. Other issues discussed include environmental guidelines, hiring a conservator, security, appraisal, and authentication of collectibles. A list of resource organizations is provided, as are brief biographies of cited authorities. Recommended for public libraries or any collection concerned with preservation.--Vicki Gadberry, Harris Media Ctr., Mars Hill Coll., N.C.
Booknews
A comprehensive, practical care guide aimed at the average person who collects. Noted authorities in their fields offer their advice and philosophies about caring for art and other collectibles (including paper, photographs, books, manuscripts, stamps, furniture, textiles, ceramics and glass, metal, stone, musical instruments, and ethnographic objects such as baskets and masks), concentrating on preventive maintenance, how to watch for damage, and how to obtain professional help when damage does occur. The 118 illustrations, 50 in color, provide specific examples of materials and their properties, safe and unsafe practices, and "before and after" treatments of damaged objects. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780810931749
Publisher:
Abrams, Harry N., Inc.
Publication date:
04/01/1992
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
9.00(w) x 11.25(h) x 1.00(d)

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