Conserving, Preserving, and Restoring Your Heritage: A Professional's Advice

Conserving, Preserving, and Restoring Your Heritage: A Professional's Advice

by Kennis Kim
     
 

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Artifacts, whether found in museums, our community, or our homes, offer glimpses into the past. Be they documents, photographs, books, or clothing, as custodians of our history, we’re faced with how to maintain these items. Professional conservator Kennis Kim tells us how. Topics discussed include: creating an accession list; the nature of conservation,

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Artifacts, whether found in museums, our community, or our homes, offer glimpses into the past. Be they documents, photographs, books, or clothing, as custodians of our history, we’re faced with how to maintain these items. Professional conservator Kennis Kim tells us how. Topics discussed include: creating an accession list; the nature of conservation, restoration, and preservation; deciding on display, storage, or using the artifact; common threats such as light, humidity, insects, and rodents; and when to call a professional. Here is all that’s needed to determine what can be done to preserve precious articles for future generations.

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Kennis has a master of art conservation from Queen’s University and a master of art history and mater of museum studies from Syracuse University. She has worked for the National Art Gallery, Ottawa; the Museum of Fine Art, Boston; and the Textile Conservation Workshop, South Salem, New York. She lives in Toronto.

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Kennis Kim's book on keeping artifacts would be of interest to many, not just genealogical researchers.

This is an excellent book, clearly written, easy to read, and certainly one that I will put on my bookshelf and frequently take down to consult. It was truly exciting to read a book by someone who knows her vast topic so thoroughly, and conveys the information so well.

This book should help genealogists and historical organizations make wise decisions about storing and preserving priceless heirlooms.

The Times-Colonist
Kennis Kim's book on keeping artifacts would be of interest to many, not just genealogical researchers.
National Genealogical Society Quarterly
This book should help genealogists and historical organizations make wise decisions about storing and preserving priceless heirlooms.
Quill & Quire - Robert J. Wiersema
Sip carefully of drink freely. Either way, you'll soon find yourself under Kishkan's spell.
The British Columbia Genealogist
This is an excellent book, clearly written, easy to read, and certainly one that I will put on my bookshelf and frequently take down to consult. It was truly exciting to read a book by someone who knows her vast topic so thoroughly, and conveys the information so well.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781770705630
Publisher:
ONTARIO GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY
Publication date:
03/15/2010
Series:
Genealogist's Reference Shelf , #1
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
174
File size:
1 MB

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Kennis has a master of art conservation from Queen's University and a master of art history and mater of museum studies from Syracuse University. She has worked for the National Art Gallery, Ottawa; the Museum of Fine Art, Boston; and the Textile Conservation Workshop, South Salem, New York. She lives in Toronto.

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