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The Resource Art, science, invention : conservation and the Peale-Sellers family, Renée Wolcott, editor

Art, science, invention : conservation and the Peale-Sellers family, Renée Wolcott, editor

Label
Art, science, invention : conservation and the Peale-Sellers family
Title
Art, science, invention
Title remainder
conservation and the Peale-Sellers family
Statement of responsibility
Renée Wolcott, editor
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The Peale-Sellers Family Collection, held at the APS Library, is the world's largest archival collection related to the Peales. Two recent American Philosophical Society Museum exhibitions, Curious Revolutionaries and Conservation and the Peale-Sellers Family Collection, included selected items from the collection. The conservation staff reviewed the selected items to ensure that they were stable enough to display for months without fading, discoloring, or suffering physical damage. When books or manuscripts could not be exhibited without conservation treatment, conservators repaired or stabilized them. Conservation of natural specimens and cultural artifacts is essential today, as it was for Charles Willson Peale when he opened his museum in Philosophical Hall. Renée Wolcott tells readers in her introduction, "As the owner of the nation's first natural history museum, Charles Willson Peale served as both curator and conservator, concerned with selecting specimens for exhibition and preserving them for future museum visitors. He was also his own archivist, saving letters, diaries, and museum records that passed through his family for generations before becoming enshrined in the APS Library. This book examines the materials Peale and his family have left us, considers their preservation challenges, and discusses the evolution of conservation care for archival collections. Case studies of conservation treatment for six historic Peale-related artifacts illustrate some of the ways in which today's conservators preserve the materials of the past for the sake of the future."--back cover
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
025.8/40974811
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
index present
LC call number
Z701
LC item number
.A57 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1960-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Wolcott, Renée
Series statement
Transactions of the American Philosophical Society held at Philadelphia for promoting useful knowledge,
Series volume
volume 108, part 1
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Peale family
  • Sellers family
  • Library materials
  • Archival materials
  • Peale family
  • Sellers family
  • American Philosophical Society
  • Archival materials
  • Archives
  • Library materials
  • Pennsylvania
Label
Art, science, invention : conservation and the Peale-Sellers family, Renée Wolcott, editor
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1: Charles Willson Peale: artist, scientist, conservator? -- 2: Conservation and Curious Revolutionaries: The Peales of Philadelphia -- 3: Conservation and the Peale-Sellers Family Collection -- References -- Appendix A: an annotated checklist for Curious Revolutionaries: The Peales of Philadelphia -- Appendix B: an annotated checklist for Conservation and the Peale-Sellers Family Collection
Control code
1086504232
Dimensions
26 cm.
Extent
xx, 174 pages
Isbn
9781606180815
Lccn
2019007170
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations, portraits (chiefly color)
System control number
(OCoLC)1086504232
Label
Art, science, invention : conservation and the Peale-Sellers family, Renée Wolcott, editor
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1: Charles Willson Peale: artist, scientist, conservator? -- 2: Conservation and Curious Revolutionaries: The Peales of Philadelphia -- 3: Conservation and the Peale-Sellers Family Collection -- References -- Appendix A: an annotated checklist for Curious Revolutionaries: The Peales of Philadelphia -- Appendix B: an annotated checklist for Conservation and the Peale-Sellers Family Collection
Control code
1086504232
Dimensions
26 cm.
Extent
xx, 174 pages
Isbn
9781606180815
Lccn
2019007170
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations, portraits (chiefly color)
System control number
(OCoLC)1086504232

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