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Caring for Your Family Treasures: Heritage Preservation

Caring for Your Family Treasures: Heritage Preservation Caring for Your Family Treasures: Heritage Preservation

Few of us think to preserve our family treasures until it's too late. Now, this practical guide shows just how to safeguard cherished photo albums, a fragile wedding dress, antique furniture, and numerous other precious family heirlooms for future generations.

Clearly written care instructions accompany a lively visual presentation that includes information boxes, checklists, and full-color pictures showing how to preserve leather-bound books, scrapbooks, family documents and other treasures on paper, home movies and videotape, clocks and watches, holiday ornaments, silverware, jewelry, musical instruments, military mementos, dolls, teddy bears, toy soldiers, and more. The text identifies organic and inorganic materials, items that are sensitive to humidity, and the special care required for each. Security and insurance issues, and the best materials and tools for cleaning, display, and storage, and where to find them, round out this immensely useful volume.

Authors: Jane S. Long and Richard W. Long
Paperback: 162 pages
Publisher: Harry N. Abrams (September 1, 2000)
Language: English
ISBN-13: 978-0810929098
Product Dimensions: 9 x 7.8 x 0.5 inches

Macon Riddle

Owner of Let's Go Antiquing! - a native of Virginia and long-time resident of New Orleans with a lifelong passion for history and antiques. She knows the unique resources for everyone from the collector of fine antiques to the shopper who wants an overview of decorative arts.

Website: www.neworleansantiquing.com

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