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Subject: Survey on conservation of contemporary artists' books

Survey on conservation of contemporary artists' books

From: Marika Kocsis <m.kocsis<-a>
Date: Tuesday, October 18, 2005
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I am currently completing my minor thesis on the conservation of
contemporary artists' books. As a relatively new medium, I am
seeking the observations and opinions of conservators

Please free to answer specific questions, or to provide your
comments in a more open manner and please elaborate as much as you

All answers will be kept confidential, and will be discussed without
ascription.  However, if you wish your name to be ascribed, please
indicate so.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Thank you for your assistance.

Survey: Conservation of Contemporary Artists' Books

Your Name:

1.  Have you undertaken any conservation treatments on contemporary
    artists' books?

    No, go to Question 2.
    Yes, Go to Question 3.

2.  If no, did you refer your client to: (Please highlight)

    a. A Paper Conservator
    b. A Book Conservator
    c. An Object Conservator
    d. Other (Please specify)

3.  Were your clients (Please highlight)

    a. Institutions (Libraries, Galleries, Museums)
    b. Private Galleries
    c. Private collectors

4.  What conservation treatments were undertaken and what caused the
    damage? (For example, water, material degradation, display,
    handling etc).

5.  How often do you receive artists' books and what percentage of
    the work would they comprise?

6.  What field of conservation do you work in?

Please respond to:

    Marika Kocsis
    Masters Student
    Centre for Cultural Materials Conservation
    University of Melbourne
    m.kocsis<-a t->pgrad< . >unimelb< . >edu< . >au

                  Conservation DistList Instance 19:21
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