Chemical Principles of Textile Conservation

Chemical Principles of Textile Conservation

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by Agnes Timar-Balazsy, Dinah Eastop
     
 

ISBN-10: 0750626208

ISBN-13: 9780750626200

Pub. Date: 06/28/1998

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

'Chemical Principles of Textile Conservation' provides must-have knowledge for conservators who do not always have a scientific background. This vital book brings together from many sources the material science necessary to understand the properties, deterioration and investigation of textile artefacts. It also aids understanding of the chemical processes during

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Overview

'Chemical Principles of Textile Conservation' provides must-have knowledge for conservators who do not always have a scientific background. This vital book brings together from many sources the material science necessary to understand the properties, deterioration and investigation of textile artefacts. It also aids understanding of the chemical processes during various treatments, such as: cleaning; humidification; drying; disinfestation; disinfection; and the use of adhesives and consolidants in conservation of historical textiles. Textile conservators will now have ready access to the necessary knowledge to understand the chemistry of the objects they are asked to treat and to make informed decisions about how to preserve textiles.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780750626200
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
06/28/1998
Series:
Routledge Series in Conservation and Museology Series
Pages:
464
Product dimensions:
7.69(w) x 9.95(h) x 1.38(d)

Table of Contents

Preface; Acknowledgements; Introduction; Section 1 Fibres; Dyes; Finishes; Binding media; Metal threads; Case histories; Section 2 Soiling on historic textiles; Solvents and solubility; Solvent cleaning of historic textiles; Water; Wet cleaning; Cleaning by chemical reactions; Stain removal; Cleaning of metal threads; Case histories; Section 3 Humidification; Drying and freeze drying; Disinfestation and disinfection; Adhesives and consolidants; Storage and display materials; Case histories; Section 4 Methods of investigation used in textile conservation; Investigation of metal threads; Case history: Hungarian Coronation Mantle

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