McClean, Lynn, Porter, Heather and Jackson, Stephen (2018) Twenty-first century sofa: conserving an eighteenth century object for modern museum display. Journal of the Institute of Conservation. ISSN 1945-5232

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This article describes the upholstery conservation treatment of a mid-eighteenth century sofa made for Spencer House, one of London's finest private houses. The sofa is now in the collection of National Museums Scotland. Details are given about the object's history, the approach taken to the complex treatment options, and the use of modern materials to replace missing traditional natural fibres. Co-ordinating a project using multiple contractors, and the impact and outcome of producing digital media content to showcase the project are also discussed.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: ‘Latest articles’ are articles accepted for publication in this journal but not yet published in a volume/issue.
Uncontrolled Keywords: upholstery, sofa, Ethafoam™, collaboration, digital; conservation
Subjects: A General Works > AM Museums (General). Collectors and collecting (General)
D History General and Old World > DA Great Britain
H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
N Fine Arts > NK Decorative arts Applied arts Decoration and ornament
T Technology > TT Handicrafts Arts and crafts
Theme: Material culture: creation and use
Department: Art and Design (from 2012)
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Depositing User: Ross Anderson
Date Deposited: 21 May 2018 14:12
Last Modified: 18 Jun 2018 15:23

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