Looking to hunker down with a good book ? This is what we've been reading this summer.
"Collection Care" by Brent Powell provides a solid overview of basic artwork care procedures and policies.
The book begins with an introduction to collection care, including an important chapter on training and personal safety. Subsequent sections cover the principles of handling and caring for two- and three-dimensional artefacts, emphasising the importance of proper risk assessment and informed decision-making. The final two chapters discuss internal and external environmental factors relevant to collection care, including storage, condition reporting, crating, and transport. One key contribution of this book is its many photos, which provide a visual reference for handling techniques and apparatuses. Such a generously illustrated reference work is rare and extremely useful. The volume concludes with an extensive 'References and Resources' section, which guides readers to more detailed information on all the topics covered in the book.
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (October 27, 2015)
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