An internship in the conservation of paper

  • Christopher Philipp Seager

    Student thesis: Master's Thesis

    Abstract

    This dissertation is an account of an internship in paper conservation undertaken at the Auckland City Art Gallery during the period July 1982 to March 1983. It opens with a description of the organisation and functions of the gallery,with particular reference to its management,staffing,financing,displays and acquisition procedures. This is followed,in Part 2,by a general account of the conservation department,its history,staffing,laboratory and tasks. Part 3 details all the conservation work undertaken during the period of internship. It describes the various techniques and procedures employed and the results achieved or observed. It contains a list of 119 objects treated followed by 26 case studies to illustrate the problems encountered and the action taken. It also includes a list of the equipment and materials used. Set out in Part 4 are details of conservation laboratories visited in Wellington. Part 5,after a brief description of conservation services in Christchurch and Dunedin,details the activities of the Interim Committee for the Conservation of Cultural Property and the principal recommendations contained in a report submitted by Dr Nathan Stolow,a conservation consultant engaged by the Interim Committee. This is followed by a report on the New Zealand Conservators' Meeting which took place in Wellington in March 1983.
    Date of Award1 Jan 1983
    LanguageEnglish

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    An internship in the conservation of paper
    Seager, C. P. (Author). 1 Jan 1983

    Student thesis: Master's Thesis