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The 2nd edition of The Care of Prints and Drawings provides practical, straightforward advice to those responsible for the preservation of works on paper, ranging from curators, facility managers, conservators, registrars, collection care specialists, private collectors, artists, or students of museum studies, visual arts, art history, or conservation. A greater emphasis i The 2nd edition of The Care of Prints and Drawings provides practical, straightforward advice to those responsible for the preservation of works on paper, ranging from curators, facility managers, conservators, registrars, collection care specialists, private collectors, artists, or students of museum studies, visual arts, art history, or conservation.
A greater emphasis is placed on preventive conservation, a trend among collecting institutions, which reflects the growing recognition that scarce resources are best expended on preventing deterioration, rather than on less effective measures of reversing it. Expanded and richly illustrated chapters include: Envelopes, Sleeves, Folders, Enclosures, Mats, Boxes, Frames, and Furniture, discusses measures taken for prints and drawings so that they can better withstand the rigors of handling, examination, exhibition, travel, and adverse environmental conditions.
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This book is not yet featured on Listopia. It's an excellent introduction I think. There is a nice balance of practical advice, scientific explanation, and cautionary examples. One of the most valuable aspects that the author provides is when, after suggestions fail or the job is too precarious, one should stop and go to a conservator.
Care, Handling, and Storage of Works on Paper
The resources in the appendixes are also great. May need follow up on updated info, but otherwise a terrific resource. Karen rated it really liked it Feb 09, Santan rated it liked it Jun 12, Kiki rated it it was amazing Sep 12, Bee Day marked it as to-read Sep 21, Andrew Volpe added it Feb 13, Robin Bernhard added it Aug 10, Read more Read less.
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