JAIC 1977, Volume 16, Number 2, Article 1 (pp. 03 to 11)
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Journal of the American Institute for Conservation
JAIC 1977, Volume 16, Number 2, Article 1 (pp. 03 to 11)

CONSERVATION OF A FAN

SANDRA GREENWALD VIERRA, & BETHUNE GIBSON


ABSTRACT—The treatment described was primarily a problem in textile conservation, although the fan is composed of silk, metal, and ivory. The major difficulty encountered was the extreme fragility of the embroidered silk panel. Reversible materials were used as far as possible, although in practice these would be difficult to remove without destruction of much of the silk. The methods used are not all new but their application here is of interest because of the complexity of the problem and the urgent need for consolidation of objects made with similar materials. The fan was strengthened and restored to a point where it can now be handled, studied, and exhibited under proper conditions.

Article Sections:

1. HISTORY
2. DESCRIPTION
3. CONDITION
4. EVALUATION OF THE PROBLEM
5. TREATMENT
6. REASSEMBLY OF UNITS
7. SUMMARY
a: References
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Copyright 1977 American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works