From the Middle Ages, tapestries with figurative or other ornament were used by royalty and aristocrats to furnish their palaces and houses. While often observed as two dimensional art, they are three dimensional structures requiring specialist skill to maintain and conserve them. Since the vast majority of tapestries are on open display in historic interiors, they pose particular conservation and interpretation challenges. Textile conservator Ksynia Marko explains current practice undertaken at the National Trust, UK, with regard to the care of tapestries and tapestry collections. Each chapter is fully illustrated and includes step-by-step instructions for different procedures. There is also a comprehensive glossary and bibliography. The aim is to help conservation students and conservators carry out assessments in order to arrive at appropriate options for treatment by focusing on: the techniques of tapestry manufacture; agents of deterioration, preventive conservation, routine care, estimating procedures and project management, methods of cleaning, support and consolidation, display and storage. Specific issues are also presented in 20 case studies, ranging from the control of fugitive dyes, adhesive removal, different wet cleaning methodologies and techniques used to re-instate the image.
Magnetic Mounting Systems for Museums and Cultural Institutions serves a critical need in addressing the proper uses of magnetic mounting systems for all types of art works. An in-depth discussion on the subject of using magnets, consolidates existing information on proper use of magnets and their properties.
The book systematically explains magnetic behaviors and the procedures involved in developing a magnetic system. With actual case studies and over 80 photograph images and drawings, the book explores a broad range of artifact types and magnetic systems that can be employed and manipulated for uses in exhibition and storage. All ensures to make this book an essential reference text to any reader planning or executing displays. This book is a must have for everyone who displays collections in museums of all sizes, galleries, archives, libraries and private collections.
The book is an essential text for mount-makers, exhibit designers, museums professionals, curators, conservators, collections managers, archivists, and architects.
Conservation and Technical material such as mount makers and exhibit installation teams within museum and the commercial exhibition industry. It will be beneficial to conservation students and any technical staff who wish to employ magnets in their proper fashion to insure the safety of objects they are installing or mounting.