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Upholstery Conservation: Principles and Practice

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Description by Kathryn Gill and Dinah Eastop 2001, 232 pp. This title provides an amply illustrated and well-referenced discussion of the issues related to the care, interpretation and treatment of upholstered furniture. The aim is to raise awareness of the importance of upholstery conservation in the museum, historic house and private sectors. The principles and practice of this specialist area of conservation are demonstrated through a series of case histories which focus on object treatment and documentation, and encompass the preservation of evidence and function, as well as the conservation of the artifacts themselves. These examples have been contributed by leading international specialists in the field and concern objects and collections in the care of English Heritage, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Victoria and Albert Museum and other internationally renowned institutions.