JAIC 1981, Volume 20, Number 2, Article 5 (pp. 74 to 81)
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Journal of the American Institute for Conservation
JAIC 1981, Volume 20, Number 2, Article 5 (pp. 74 to 81)

WALLPAPER AND ITS CONSERVATION—AN ARCHITECTURAL CONSERVATOR'S PERSPECTIVE

Andrea M. Gilmore


ABSTRACT—A discussion of the objectives and role of the architectural conservator in the task of wallpaper conservation. The interdependent relationship of the historic wallpaper and the structure in which it hangs is described. Criteria for determining appropriate conservation treatments are listed, noting especially the biases of architectural conservators towards various types of treatments. Alterations that can be made to the historic structure by the architectural conservator to improve the environment in which the historic wallpaper hangs are also described.

Article Sections:

1. INTRODUCTION
2. CONSERVATION OF LARGE AREAS OF HISTORIC WALLPAPER
3. CONSERVATION OF SMALL WALLPAPER FRAGMENTS
4. CONCLUSION
1. APPENDIX A
a: Appendix , References
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Copyright 1981 American Institute of Historic and Artistic Works