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The Winterthur guide to caring for your collection
Landrey, Gregory J.
Publication Information:
Winterthur, Del. : Henry Francis du Pont Winterthur Museum ; Hanover [N.H.] : University Press of New England [distributor], [2000]

Physical Description:
154 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm.
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N5220.H494 W56 2000 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks

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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.

Author Notes

GREGORY J. LANDREY is Director of Conservation at Winterthur. The other contributors are Mark Bockrath, Janice Carlson, Kate Duffy, Linda Eaton, John Krill, Margaret Little, Deborah Hess Norris, Michael Podmaniczky, Bruno Pouliot, and Lois Olcott Price.

Table of Contents

IntroductionGregory J. Landrey
General CareGregory J. Landrey and Robert W. Hoag
Science and Your CollectionKate Duffy and Janice Carlson
Books, Magazines, and EphemeraLois Olcott Price
Organic MaterialsBruno P. Pouliot
Ceramics and GlassMargaret A. Little
TextilesLinda Eaton
PhotographsDebra Hess Norris
MetalsMargaret A. Little
Works of Art on PaperJohn Krill and Betty Fiske
PaintingsMark F. Bockrath
FurnitureMichael S. Podmaniczky
Gilded FramesMichael 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