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Conserving, Preserving and Restoring Your Heritage

Publisher: Dundurn Press

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Media: BOOK - paperback, 176 pages
Author: K. Kim
Year: 2010
ISBN: 9781554884629
Other: skdetches, appendixes, further reading
Publisher: Dundurn Press

Artifacts, whether found in museums, our community, our 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 in  professional.

Here is all you need to determine what can be done to preserve precious
articles for future generations.



1. The Home Environment

2. Paper, Parchment and Vellum

3. Books

4. Paintings and Other Framed Works of Art

5. Still and Moving Pictures

6. Textiles

7. Wooden Objects

8. Bone, Horn and Ivory Objects

9. Plastic and Rubber Artifacts

10. Glass and Ceramic Artifacts

11. Silver, Coins and Medals

12. Digital Media

Appendix 1. Accession List Information

Appendix 2. How to Find and Choose a Conservation Professional

Appendix 3. Using a Camera to Measure Approximate Light Levels

Appendix 4. General Rules for Handling and Moving Artifacts and Works of Art

Appendix 5. Encapsulation Process

Appendix 6. Surface Cleaning Books

Appendix 7. Angled Supports for Displaying Books

Appendix 8. Making a Book Cozy

Appendix 9. Construction of Folders and Book Boxes

Appendix 10. Matting and Framing Paper Artifacts

Appendix 11. Treating Infestations in Textiles by Freezing

Appendix 12. How to Make a Padded Hanger

Appendix 13. Boxing Medium to Large Textiles for Storage

Appendix 14. Making Padding for Ceramic and Glass Storage

Appendix 15. Some Materials for Preservation by Artifact Type


References and Further Reading


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