22 December 2010

e-conservation 17 (2010)

Title: e-conservation
Issue: 17
Year: 2010
Link: http://www.e-conservationline.com/...
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Table of Contents:

Multicultural Conservation
by Rui Bordalo

News & Views
The Social Media Challenge for Conservation Outreach
By Daniel Cull

Conservation and the Eastern Mediterranean
IIC Congress

Review by Sagita Mirjam Sunara

Bigstuff 2010
Review by Alison Wain

16th International Heritage Show
Review by Petruta Vlad

Preparing Ikats for Colors of the Oasis: Central Asian Ikats
By Cyndi Bohlin

Book Releases
- Books Will Speak Plain. A Handbook for Identifying and Describing Historical Bindings, by Julia Miller
- Studies on Information and Knowledge Processes. Studies on Heritage Management I, by Ferenc Kiss, Lia Bassa (eds.)
- The Picture of Memory, by Michela Rossi, Cecilia Tedeschi (eds.)

Science and Restoration at the Service of Interpretation
By Dimitrios Doumas

An Extensive Study of the Effect of the Enzyme a-Amylase Used in Textile Conservation on Silk Fibers Dyed with Safflower and Madder Dye
By Harby E. Ahmed

Case Study
Conservation and Restoration of a Rare Large Persian Carpet
By Omar Abdel-Kareem

The Bactria Cultural Centre: A UNESCO-sponsored project in Mazar-e Sharif, war-struck northern Afghanistan – Success or Failure?
By Alessandro Califano

Article: tapestry conservation in Europe and the United States (2006)

Title: Preserving image and structure: tapestry conservation in Europe and the United States
Author: Frances Lennard
Reference: Reviews in Conservation, 2006, pp. 43-53
Download: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/... (.doc, 116 Kb)

Tapestry weaving has been used for millennia to create fabrics in which the design is integral to the structure, but the term ‘tapestry’ is also synonymous with woven pictorial hangings, the subject of this paper. Since the first tapestries were made, they have been cleaned and repaired. As the loss of warp and weft yarns affects both the image and the structure simultaneously, tapestry restoration and conservation techniques have sought to clarify the image as well as support the structure. This paper analyses the evolution of tapestry conservation techniques in western Europe and the United States from the universal use of reweaving to the range of treatments currently employed.