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Understanding the full story: acknowledging intimate interactions of textiles and text as both help and hindrance for preservation

Understanding the full story: acknowledging intimate interactions of textiles and text as both help and hindrance for preservation
Understanding the full story: acknowledging intimate interactions of textiles and text as both help and hindrance for preservation
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.
Textiles, text, conservation, integrity, painted banner, seal bags, prayer flag, escutcheon, silk book binding
Archetype Publications
Rogerson, Cordelia
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Hayward, Maria
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Kramer, Elizabeth
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Rogerson, Cordelia
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Hayward, Maria
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Kramer, Elizabeth
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Rogerson, Cordelia , Hayward, Maria and Kramer, Elizabeth (eds.) (2007) Understanding the full story: acknowledging intimate interactions of textiles and text as both help and hindrance for preservation (3rd Annual Conference of the AHRC Research Centre for Textile Conservation and Textile Studies), London, UK. Archetype Publications

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Abstract

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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Published date: 2007
Keywords: Textiles, text, conservation, integrity, painted banner, seal bags, prayer flag, escutcheon, silk book binding

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Local EPrints ID: 39900
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/39900
PURE UUID: 90c1b306-1b1b-4b4a-8916-2ac825912caa

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Date deposited: 30 Jun 2006
Last modified: 23 Jul 2020 16:43

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Author: Cordelia Rogerson
Editor: Maria Hayward
Editor: Elizabeth Kramer

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