Image, object, context: image re-integration in textile conservation

Lennard, F. and Eastop, D. (2007) Image, object, context: image re-integration in textile conservation. In: Image Re-integration: 2nd Triennial Conservation Conference, Northumbria University, Northumbria, Northumbria University, 15-17 September 2003, pp. 7-14.

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Abstract

Textile conservation is understood as a practice of preservation, investigation and interpretation. Image re-integration can form part of strategies for the preservation, investigation and interpretation of textiles. Although image re-integration is not a term widely used within textile conservation, interventions designed to respond to unwanted changes in appearance, through damage to images or loss of parts, are quite common. For most historic textiles, the image is only one of its valued properties, and so a textile image can rarely be separated from other features of the object and its context. This paper introduces the principles and practices of image re-integration in textile conservation by an analysis of case-studies, selected to demonstrate both the rationale for intervention and the range of techniques used.

Item Type:Conference Proceedings
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Lennard, Professor Frances and Eastop, Dr Dinah
Authors: Lennard, F., and Eastop, D.
College/School:College of Arts > School of Culture and Creative Arts > History of Art

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