JAIC 1993, Volume 32, Number 2, Article 2 (pp. 109 to 118)
THE ROLE OF CONNOISSEURSHIP IN DETERMINING THE TEXTILE CONSERVATOR'S TREATMENT OPTIONS
PATSY ORLOFSKY, & DEBORAH LEE TRUPIN
ABSTRACT—This paper analyzes how textile conservation treatment plans are developed from the conservator's understanding of the characteristics of the type of textile to be treated and its connoisseurship issues. The elements of connoissership are identified. Three combinations of textile subgroups and elements of connoisseurship are seen as working together to influence the extent or type of treatment a conservator will be likely to choose.