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Conservation and care of museum collections.

Conservation and care of museum collections.

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Published by American Association for State and Local History in Nashville, Tenn .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Art objects -- Conservation and restoration.

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPhonotape
    Pagination1 cassette.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL19058934M

    This latter book successfully drew together information, largely from the museum literature, on the subject of collections care. Since that date the literature on this subject has grown considerably. A large number of papers are now published by groups of museum scientists in the specialist conservation literature. There are also an. When a museum is struggling with debilitating debt, should the sale of selected items from its collections and the use of the resulting proceeds bring the museum into a more stable financial position? When a museum attempts to build its attendance and attract local visitors by crowdsourcing exhibitions, is it undermining its integrity?

    Access to more free conservation & collection care advice for London Region Museums during Lockdown Whilst everyone is currently on lockdown, you may have had some time to consider collection issues which often get overtaken by day to day work and activities and would like to get some help with addressing them. A practical guide to the conservation and care of collections [Gilroy, David, Godfrey, Ian] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. A practical guide to the conservation and care of collectionsReviews: 1.

    Conservation records are important and should form a seamless part of your collections documentation, even if the work itself is carried out by external specialists away from your museum. The Collections Care and Conservation Department works with museum staff to improve the level of care and management of museum specimens. This includes a focus on preventive conservation, developing and implementing solutions that will maximize the life expectancy of specimens.


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Conservation and care of museum collections Download PDF EPUB FB2

Collections care, which is sometimes called preventive conservation, involves any actions taken to prevent or delay the deterioration of cultural primary goal is to identify and reduce potential hazards to heritage with thoughtful control of their surroundings.

The professions most influenced by collections care include conservator-restorers, curators, collection managers, and. Presented is a digitised edition of Conservation and Care of Collections.

The original text was compiled by the WA Museum's Department of Materials Conservation inedited by Ian Godfrey and David Gilroy. This updated version provides an in-depth range of information for both institutions and individuals caring for collections.

Conservation and care of museum collections. [Richard Newman; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.] Features art objects that tell their histories with particular force, bringing readers behind the scenes into the studios and laboratories of museum conservators.

The volume concludes with an extensive 'References and Resources' section, which guides readers to more detailed information on all the topics covered in the book. Overall, Collection Care is a unique and important addition to the literature, and suitable for all collections supporting museum studies and operations.

Summing Up: Highly recommended.5/5(4). The department includes specialists in the conservation of textiles & dress, ceramics & glass, stained glass, metals, sculpture, furniture & frames, paper, books and paintings.

Our team of conservation scientists uses traditional techniques and modern methods of analysing the collections, promoting knowledge and understanding of museum objects. A complete reference for these and many more questions is The Winterthur Guide to Caring for Your Collection, a manual written by Winterthur's conservation staff and available from the bookstore.

You can also view the Care in Handling videos, arranged by material, that we use to train staff at Winterthur.

We are highly regarded within the sector nationally and internationally for this vocational MSc Care of Collections programme, which offers exceptional training in preventive conservation and the management of cultural and heritage collections regardless of humanities or science background.

The Northeast Document Conservation Center specializes in paper and book conservation. NEDCC performs conservation treatment for photographs, books, prints, documents, maps, and globes. NEDCC’s professional conservators also treat architectural plans, parchment, papyrus, wallpaper, and works of art on paper including charcoal drawings and watercolor paintings.

Confronting contemporary issues in museum practice, this collection provides a practical guide to all aspects of collections care.

Contributors cover a wide range of issues including: conservation practice; the monitoring and control of light; relative humidity and atmospheric pollution; packing, handling and transportation of collections. The diversity of objects in an encyclopedic art museum presents myriad challenges in cleaning, restoration, presentation, and authentication.

Over time, the effects of nature and human handling conspire to alter works of art, even to break them down, but also become woven into the objects’ unique histories.

MFA Highlights: Conservation and Care of Museum Collections features art objects that. The conservation and restoration of books, manuscripts, documents and ephemera is an activity dedicated to the preservation and protection of items of historical and personal value made primarily from paper, parchment, and applied to cultural heritage, conservation activities are generally undertaken by a primary goal of conservation is to preserve the lifespan of.

The Fitzwilliam Museum has studios for the conservation of antiquities, applied arts, manuscripts and printed books, and works of art on paper and a science laboratory to carry out analysis on the collection. The Museum’s paintings are conserved at The Hamilton Kerr Institute, which is also a department of the Museum.

The contributors to this book are experienced museum professionals, each with their own specialism and a deep understanding of what it means to work in the context of mixed collections.

Providing a highly practical guide, The Curation and Care of Museum Collections is essential reading for curators working in all types of museums, galleries and Author: Bruce A.

Campbell, Baars Christian. Comprehensive book describing leather, tanning history and processes, the care of different leathers and furs, as well as case studies of conservation treatments. Rose, Carolyn L., and Amparo R. de Torres, Eds. Storage of Natural History Collections: Ideas and Practical Solutions, Vol.

Washington, D.C.: Society for the Preservation of. Keeping up with current information requires regular staff Training. NSCC offers online training classes at. Collection Care provides current information on general care strategies such as numbering collections, improving storage, and emergency preparedness.

Collection Caretaker's full text articles bring a library of preservation information to your terminal. Books and scrapbooks are similar objects in many ways, but each requires different types of care. In this webinar we will explore these differences and techniques to extend the lives of these deceptively simple objects.

We will look at the types of albums and books, handling these objects, housings, shelving, and more. (Mike Hermolle - Collections Care Volunteer) Volunteers will assist the Museum’s Assistant Curator and other volunteers with: The re-organisation of the collections.

This may include; sorting and re-boxing specimens, conducting condition checks, and producing labels. Collections data entry. Object conservation, including object cleaning and care. This publication outlines a basis for custodianship and conservation of musical instruments in museum collections.

It describes standards for the care of musical instruments, covering standards for procedures, collection care and maintenance, building management, access and education.

Conservation and Collection Care Our museums remain closed due to COVID While LA County Public Health has entered Phase 3 of the Roadmap to Recovery, allowing for the reopening of museums on J our museums are still slowly welcoming back staff and are in the process of planning for new health and safety protocols in our galleries and.

The Collection Care and Conservation unit includes staff members with skills outside of traditional conservation, such as taxidermy. Our work is divided into two major areas – preventive and treatment – to control deterioration of the Museum's collections, and to stabilise and/or improve the condition of significant individual objects.

Caring for family collections or general care of collections have been well documented in articles on the Internet. Here are a few to get you started: Books and products we recommend: Vol.1 No.1 Long Range Preservation Planning $ [Add to Cart] CCI Notes is the most important collection care publication a museum can purchase.The contributors to this book are experienced museum professionals, each with their own specialism and a deep understanding of what it means to work in the context of mixed collections.\/span>\"@ en\/a> ; \u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\n schema:description\/a> \" lections \/ Alison Bevan and Gemma Brace -- Heritage properties \/ Emily Price -- History.Conservation and Collections Care team are trained professionals who combine scientific skills with knowledge of art and social history, design, changing fashions and legislation to understand the context of the objects they work with, and to care for and conserve them sensitively and appropriately.