The Winterthur Guide to Caring for Your Collection / Edition 1

The Winterthur Guide to Caring for Your Collection / Edition 1

by Gregory J. Landrey
     
 

ISBN-10: 0912724528

ISBN-13: 9780912724522

Pub. Date: 11/01/2000

Publisher: Winterthur, Henry Francis duPont Museum, Inc., The

Should you polish the silver? Where is the best place to store that family Bible? And what about the worn area in Aunt Alice's sampler? Should you try to repair the damage? The Winterthur Guide to Caring for Your Collection provides readers with answers to questions like these, along with practical advice on how to care for the objects they value. With chapters…  See more details below

Overview

Should you polish the silver? Where is the best place to store that family Bible? And what about the worn area in Aunt Alice's sampler? Should you try to repair the damage? The Winterthur Guide to Caring for Your Collection provides readers with answers to questions like these, along with practical advice on how to care for the objects they value. With chapters devoted to media ranging from paper and photographs to metalwork and textiles, the book presents a lucid approach to teaching the practical skills of conservation -- what to do and what not to do.

In the second volume of the Winterthur Decorative Arts Series, the conservators at Winterthur call on their many years of experience to address the types of problems that people commonly encounter. Their advice and expertise will benefit all those concerned about the proper care of the objects they cherish.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780912724522
Publisher:
Winterthur, Henry Francis duPont Museum, Inc., The
Publication date:
11/01/2000
Series:
Winterthur Decorative Arts Series
Edition description:
Rev. ed.
Pages:
160
Sales rank:
377,329
Product dimensions:
6.75(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.40(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction – Gregory J. Landrey
General Care – Gregory J. Landrey with Robert W. Hoag
Science and Your Collection – Kate Duffy and Janice Carlson
Books, Magazines, and Ephemera – Lois Olcott Price
Organic Materials – Bruno P. Pouliot
Ceramics and Glass – Margaret A. Little
Textiles – Linda Eaton
Photographs – Debra Hess Norris
Metals – Margaret A. Little
Works of Art on Paper – John Krill and Betty Fiske
Paintings – Mark F. Bockrath
Furniture – Michael S. Podmaniczky
Gilded Frames – Michael S. Podmaniczky and Mary C. Peterson
Resources: Professional Organizations - Institutes with Analytical Facilities - Selected List of Suppliers - Suggested Readings & Selected Web Sites
List of Illustrations
About the Authors                 

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