Conservation Skills: Judgement, Method and Decision Making

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Routledge, Nov 12, 2012 - Business & Economics - 247 pages
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Conservation Skills provides an overview of the issues facing conservators of historic and artistic works. It not only describes the nature of conservation but also provides an ethical framework to which the conservation of objects can be related. Drawing on case studies of well-known objects such as the body of Lindow Man and the Statue of Liberty it addresses the following issues:
* perception, judgement and learning
* reasons for preserving the past
* the nature and history of conservation
* conservation ethics
* recording, investigating, cleaning objects
* stabilisation and restoration
* preventive conservation
* decision making and responsibilities.
 

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Contents

1 Perception judgement and learning
1
2 Reasons for preserving the past
12
3 The nature of conservation
29
4 History of conservation
46
5 Conservation ethics
59
Their recording and investigation
70
7 Cleaning
90
8 Stabilization
106
10 In working condition
140
11 Preventive conservation
152
12 Decisions
170
13 Responsibilities
182
14 Conclusion
200
Bibliography
207
Index
223
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9 Restoration
119

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