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The development of upholstery conservation as a practice of investigation, interpretation and preservation

Gill, Kathryn (2004) The development of upholstery conservation as a practice of investigation, interpretation and preservation Reviews in Conservation: The International Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works, 5, pp. 3-22.

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The development of upholstery conservation as a specialist discipline is analysed, looking at the ways in which the discipline has developed since the late 1960s. Case studies drawn from the published literature illustrate changes in approach, for instance, to documentation and investigation of extant materials and to the conservation of original materials.
Current trends in the 'rebuilding' of missing elements with new material and the restoration of an upholstered appearance to bare frames are discussed. A glossary of terms has been provided to clarify essential terminology.

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Published date: December 2004
Additional Information: This paper, an analysis of the history and development of upholstery conservation, was commissioned by the International Instiute for the Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works (IIC). This comprehensive analysis and its extensive list of sources is a key resource for the study of upholstery conservation.
Keywords: development, upholstery, conservation, practice, investigation


Local EPrints ID: 17249
ISSN: 1605-8410
PURE UUID: 49dd8345-1637-4c2c-98fa-18dc7497a1f7

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Date deposited: 12 Aug 2005
Last modified: 17 Jul 2017 16:39

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Author: Kathryn Gill

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