A CONSERVATION CASE STUDY OF POLYRAMA PANOPTIQUE PAPER VIEWING SLIDES
3 TREATMENT STRATEGIES
Because of the unique structure and characteristics of the slides, it was determined that a conservation treatment plan should limit intrusive conservation and maintain the artist's intent both visually and aesthetically. To this end, each slide had to be examined individually, as each was designed and constructed differently. Particular attention was given to such design characteristics as the alignment of perforations and the position of the supports on the strainer, in case removal and reattachment were necessary.
Two slides were chosen as prototypes for conservation treatment. The first treatment example represents the many slides in the collection that require less intrusive measures, such as the removal of only one support from the strainer to facilitate the repair work. The second treatment example represents a much more intrusive treatment in which the condition of the slide necessitated the removal of both supports.