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Subject: Do-it-yourself conservation

Do-it-yourself conservation

From: Alison Wain <awain>
Date: Wednesday, October 4, 1995
Ivy Strickler <strickif [at] dunx1__ocs__drexel__edu> writes

>Recently on this list and others there have been some widely
>disparate views expressed on the topic of "how much
>repair/conservation should be attempted without the services of a
>conservator." ... Do any of you have a recommendation of a book
>which you feel gives a safe path for the knowledgeable amateur?

The book "Looking After Antiques" by Anna Plowden and Frances
Halahan (Pan Books, London,1987) is one I recommend to
non-conservators, as it seems to offer safe and sensible advice on a
wide variety of materials, with clear instructions and diagrams.
Most importantly it clearly identifies the point where non
conservators should stop trying to do it themselves, and consult a

Alison Wain
Museum of Victoria

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