Connecting to Collections Care-A Conservation Primer: Caring for Historic Furniture


1/14/2016 2:00 PM–3:30 PM
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Do you have historic furniture in your collection? What is the best way to take care and preserve your furniture pieces? This webinar will address small museum collections and the Do’s and Don’ts of furniture care. In addition, the role of the furniture conservator in the care and conservation of historic furniture and wooden artifacts will be considered. How can a furniture conservator help you to take better care of your collection? Topics will include how furniture conservators examine objects, what they look for and how they formulate intervention strategies. Tips on surface examination techniques, deciphering patina and identifying past interventions will be discussed. Wood Identification basics will be outlined, with an overview of techniques and tips on taking samples.

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