First Aid for Art: Essential Salvage Techniques [NOOK Book]

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When disaster strikes, the first few hours are critical to saving art, artifacts and important objects. This ebook, written by highly regarded professional museum conservators, outlines procedures and techniques to help improve the chances of rescuing artworks, photographs, books, memorabilia, textiles, and furniture from catastrophic damage. Although not a manual on formal art conservation, this ebook will help you to organize materials, time and tasks to make decisions when triage is the only option. Presented...
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First Aid for Art: Essential Salvage Techniques

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Overview


When disaster strikes, the first few hours are critical to saving art, artifacts and important objects. This ebook, written by highly regarded professional museum conservators, outlines procedures and techniques to help improve the chances of rescuing artworks, photographs, books, memorabilia, textiles, and furniture from catastrophic damage. Although not a manual on formal art conservation, this ebook will help you to organize materials, time and tasks to make decisions when triage is the only option. Presented with graphic clarity, this handy publication will provide welcome guidance to non-specialists and professionals alike.

Treatments are organized into twelve chapters, each dealing with a particular medium. Pared to the essentials, the chapters begin with an introduction about the properties and treatment of common materials. This is followed by a description of what to anticipate and how to determine immediate and deferred action. Suggestions for stabilizing materials until professional assistance is available are outlined. Concluding each chapter is a brief list of supplies. The book includes an appendix of professional resources.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780615878294
  • Publisher: Marquand
  • Publication date: 9/10/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 100
  • File size: 183 KB

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  • Posted January 22, 2009

    critical first steps in saving or upgrading all kinds of damaged art works

    Just as the title says, this manual describes basic techniques for saving books, prints, paintings, furniture, and other kinds of works of art at critical early stages. As any dealer or collector knows, such early, skillful, knowledgeable early measures can preserve or restore such art works so they keep their value. And in many cases, restorative techniques as found in the manual actually bring improvements to a work to increase its value. And there are cases where early first-aid measures can preserve works so they can later be better restored or upgraded by specialists. 'Leave cleaning [of paper and parchment] for qualified personnel to do later' is explicit or implied advice with most of the simpler directions in this manual. Monuments, paleontology specimens, skins, textiles, and electronic media too are other types of art covered. As importantly as telling what to do, the authors knowledgeable in the different areas tell what not to do. The format of the chapters is bulleted series of steps on the use of relevant supplies, handling, precautions, movement, etc. And the comb binding allows the book to lay open flat for ready reference while performing the first aid for art.

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