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The Winterthur Guide to Caring for Your Collection
Gregory J. Landrey



Winterthur Decorative Arts Series

Winterthur
2000 • 160 pp. 77 color illus. Chart. 6 3/4 x 9 1/2”
Decorative Arts & Material Culture / Antiques & Collectibles

$19.95 Paperback, 978-0-912724-52-2


Revised ed.

“This book puts the conservators’ techniques into laymen’s terms, explaining how various categories of objects should be cleaned, displayed, and stored to preserve them in... [continued in Reviews below]”—Maine Antique Digest

A unique forum of "how-to" advice for novices and experts alike.

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.

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Reviews / Endorsements

“This book puts the conservators’ techniques into laymen’s terms, explaining how various categories of objects should be cleaned, displayed, and stored to preserve them in their present state and to prevent future deterioration. The book is well organized and clearly written, and the full-color illustrations show examples of damage to objects as well as conservation techniques.”—Maine Antique Digest



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.



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