Hayward, Maria and Kramer, Elizabeth (eds.)
Understanding the full story: acknowledging intimate interactions of textiles and text as both help and hindrance for preservation,
London, UK, Archetype Publications
(3rd Annual Conference of the AHRC Research Centre for Textile Conservation and Textile Studies).
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Frequently text or words make up documentary evidence attached to textiles as labels, letters or documents either as part of the function and manufacture of the original or as later additions that are of notable relevance. Today, it is accepted wisdom that conservators, in their treatment strategies, take into account the written components, in addition to the textile, because they embody history, context or significance that contributes to the veracity and comprehension of the textile. The paper high lights the paradox that, in some cases, the existence of the text element in a textile can actually accelerate its deterioration. Moreover embracing the text in treatment proposals can preclude complete stabilisation and limit treatment choices of the textile.
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