26 January 2010

Conserving textiles (2009)

Title: Conserving textiles: Studies in Honour of Ágnes Timár-Balázsy
Editor: István Éri
Publisher: ICCROM
Year: 2009
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This compilation of articles honours Ágnes Timár-Balázsy, a renowned teacher of chemistry and the scientific background of textile conservation.

Table of contents:

Conservation of silk finds dating to the Anjou period (1301-1387), Judit B. Perjés, Katalin E. Nagy and Márta Tóth

Excavation of the crypt of the Dominican Church in Vác: preserving coffins, dress and other funerary paraphernalia, 1731-1808, Judit B. Perjés, Emil Ráduly and Mária Újvári

The conservation of two medieval parchment codices, Ildikó Beöthy Kozocsa

Conservation decision-making: from object to collection to community and back again, Dinah Eastop

The image of a crucified man on the Turin Shroud: measures taken for conservation of the legibility of the body image, Mechthild Flury-Lemberg

An eighteenth-century Hungarian court dress with nineteenth-century alterations: an example of historicism in the collections of the Hungarian National Museum, Katalin Dózsa

Dyeing black in seventeenth-century Holland, Judith H. Hofenk De Graaff

Metal thread variations and materials: simple methods of pre-treatment identification for historical textiles, Márta Járó

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