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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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

About the Author

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.

Table of Contents

Introduction 7

1 The Home Environment 11

2 Paper, Parchment, and Vellum 21

3 Books 34

4 Paintings and Other Framed Works of Art 44

5 Still and Moving Pictures 52

6 Textiles 62

7 Wooden Objects 77

8 Bone, Horn, and Ivory Artifacts 82

9 Plastic and Rubber Artifacts 85

10 Glass and Ceramic Artifacts 88

11 Silver, Coins, and Medals 95

12 Digital Media 104

Appendices

1 Accession List Information 107

2 How to Find and Choose a Conservation Professional 109

3 Using a Camera to Measure Approximate Light Levels 113

4 General Rules for Handling and Moving Artifacts and Works of Art 114

5 Encapsulation Process 122

6 Surface Cleaning Books 125

7 Angled Supports for Displaying Books 127

8 Making a Book Cozy 130

9 Construction of Folders and Book Boxes 132

10 Matting and Framing Paper Artifacts 136

11 Treating Infestations in Textiles by Freezing 140

12 How to Make a Padded Hanger 142

13 Boxing Medium to Large Textiles for Storage 145

14 Making Padding for Ceramic and Glass Storage 149

15 Some Materials for Preservation by Artifact Type 152

Glossary 155

Reference and Further Reading 168

Suppliers 170

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