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  • Collecting for the Winterthur Library - Winterthur Museum, Garden and Library
    Winterthur Library Publications Recent Acquisitions Collecting for the Winterthur Library Research Guides Exhibitions Rights Reproductions Digital Collections The John Carolyn Grossman Collection Contact Us Garden Collection Care Conservation Current Research Treatment Highlights Tips for Collection Care Resources Conservation Videos Conservation at Winterthur Books Library Material Conservation Documentation Image Specialist Furniture Conservation Lighting Specialists Objects Conservation Paintings Conservation Paper Conservation Preservation Housing Preventive Conservation Scientific Research Analysis Laboratory Textile Conservation Collecting for the Winterthur Library Publications Printed Textiles British and American Cottons a Winterthur Primer Articles Collecting for the Winterthur Library Online Collections Collections Library Collecting for the Winterthur Library Collecting for the Winterthur Library The Winterthur Library is a center for advanced research in America s artistic material culture and social history from the 17 th into the mid 20 th century The library collects printed books trade catalogs periodicals auction catalogs manuscripts prints original works of art on paper printed and manuscript ephemera unpublished monographs photographs microforms and multimedia resources The library focuses on the documentation of American household goods and their use decorative arts and design and the material culture of everyday life in America from the 17th through the early 20th centuries Particular strengths include architecture and design books printed and manuscript diaries and travel narratives children s books women s magazines the literature of domestic economy and etiquette periodicals that promote or describe lifestyles city directories and guidebooks handwritten personal and business accounts in the form of diaries family papers tax records and letter books of craftspeople and merchants original drawings architectural artistic and amateur wills and household inventories children s toys and games scrapbooks and fabric swatch books Anyone who would like to assist in developing the holdings of the library may contact us at reference winterthur org 302 888 4681 or if mailing at

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  • Research Guides - Winterthur Museum, Garden and Library
    Business Associates Ways to Give Donor Report Shop Museum Stores Special Offers Events Shop Online Bookstore Online Prints on Demand Licensed Products Winterthur Design Associates Winterthur is closed to the public January 4 February 29 and reopens March 1 with a full slate of new exhibitions house tours and programs Collections Museum New Acquisitions Recent Discoveries Ceramics Furniture Glass Metalwork Paintings Prints Textiles Needlework Object Identifications Appraisals Contributions Research Guides Library Winterthur Library News Online Catalog Winterthur Library Publications Recent Acquisitions Collecting for the Winterthur Library Research Guides Exhibitions Rights Reproductions Digital Collections The John Carolyn Grossman Collection Contact Us Garden Collection Care Conservation Current Research Treatment Highlights Tips for Collection Care Resources Conservation Videos Conservation at Winterthur Books Library Material Conservation Documentation Image Specialist Furniture Conservation Lighting Specialists Objects Conservation Paintings Conservation Paper Conservation Preservation Housing Preventive Conservation Scientific Research Analysis Laboratory Textile Conservation Research Guides Publications Printed Textiles British and American Cottons a Winterthur Primer Articles Research Guides Online Collections Collections Library Research Guides Research Guides Guide to the Downs Collection and Winterthur Archives The online book Guide to the Winterthur Library The Joseph Downs Collection and the Winterthur Archives provides detailed information on holdings in the Downs

    Original URL path: http://winterthur.org/?p=659 (2016-02-12)
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  • Exhibitions - Winterthur Museum, Garden and Library
    Current Initiatives Henry Francis du Pont Collectors Circle Winterthur Garden and Landscape Society WGLS Planned Giving Annual Giving Corporate Sponsorship Business Associates Ways to Give Donor Report Shop Museum Stores Special Offers Events Shop Online Bookstore Online Prints on Demand Licensed Products Winterthur Design Associates Winterthur is closed to the public January 4 February 29 and reopens March 1 with a full slate of new exhibitions house tours and programs Collections Museum New Acquisitions Recent Discoveries Ceramics Furniture Glass Metalwork Paintings Prints Textiles Needlework Object Identifications Appraisals Contributions Exhibitions Library Winterthur Library News Online Catalog Winterthur Library Publications Recent Acquisitions Collecting for the Winterthur Library Research Guides Exhibitions Rights Reproductions Digital Collections The John Carolyn Grossman Collection Contact Us Garden Collection Care Conservation Current Research Treatment Highlights Tips for Collection Care Resources Conservation Videos Conservation at Winterthur Books Library Material Conservation Documentation Image Specialist Furniture Conservation Lighting Specialists Objects Conservation Paintings Conservation Paper Conservation Preservation Housing Preventive Conservation Scientific Research Analysis Laboratory Textile Conservation Exhibitions Publications Printed Textiles British and American Cottons a Winterthur Primer Articles Exhibitions Online Collections Collections Library Exhibitions Library Exhibitions Virtual Library Exhibitions Hand Fans in John and Carolyn Grossman Collection The Winterthur Library Revealed Five

    Original URL path: http://winterthur.org/?p=662 (2016-02-12)
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  • Rights and Reproductions - Winterthur Museum, Garden and Library
    Documentation Image Specialist Furniture Conservation Lighting Specialists Objects Conservation Paintings Conservation Paper Conservation Preservation Housing Preventive Conservation Scientific Research Analysis Laboratory Textile Conservation Rights Reproductions Publications Printed Textiles British and American Cottons a Winterthur Primer Articles Rights Reproductions Online Collections Collections Library Rights Reproductions Rights and Reproductions Digital images photocopies and photographs of items from the Winterthur Library collections are available to researchers Winterthur Library staff is committed to making library holdings as accessible and available as possible Researchers may download collection images free of charge from the library s website for personal use Library users may also use their own equipment to photograph collection materials for personal use and do their own photocopying in certain parts of the library Individuals who wish to include a copy in any format of an item from the Winterthur Library in a publication web page or other electronic medium film exhibit etc must first obtain permission Images of items from Winterthur Library collections cannot be reproduced for commercial advertising purposes Material under copyright cannot be duplicated without the written permission of the copyright owner Full responsibility for any infringement of copyright is assumed by the researcher Rights to reproduce are granted for one time one use non exclusive worldwide English language only Any additional formats or languages further revisions editions or re printings require the submission of a new request Permission for any future media not yet invented or in perpetuity rights will not be granted A Winterthur permission letter will be generated when responding to a photo order No outside agreements or permission forms will be signed Requests for permission to quote from Winterthur s manuscript collection or archives must be made in writing Each request must include a citation of the material used passages quoted and a description of publication plans

    Original URL path: http://winterthur.org/?p=437 (2016-02-12)
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  • Library digital collections - Winterthur Museum, Garden and Library
    Recent Acquisitions Collecting for the Winterthur Library Research Guides Exhibitions Rights Reproductions Digital Collections The John Carolyn Grossman Collection Contact Us Garden Collection Care Conservation Current Research Treatment Highlights Tips for Collection Care Resources Conservation Videos Conservation at Winterthur Books Library Material Conservation Documentation Image Specialist Furniture Conservation Lighting Specialists Objects Conservation Paintings Conservation Paper Conservation Preservation Housing Preventive Conservation Scientific Research Analysis Laboratory Textile Conservation Digital Collections Publications Printed Textiles British and American Cottons a Winterthur Primer Articles Digital Collections Online Collections Collections Library Digital Collections Library Digital Collections In an effort to share library holdings with people who cannot come to Winterthur as well as to respond to onsite users library staff has selected a number of collections to digitize Choosing to represent library strengths and materials frequently requested by researchers we have scanned dozens of collections and thousands of images and offer them online To access all of our digital collections click here http content winterthur org 2011 cdm A sampling From the Joseph Downs Collection of Manuscripts and Printed Ephemera Imprints by late 19th century New York City lithographer Charles Magnus http content winterthur org 2011 cdm landingpage collection magnus Photographs and postcards depicting the Shakers http content winterthur org 2011 cdm landingpage collection shaker61 Calendars and cigar label art from the John and Carolyn Grossman Collection http content winterthur org 2011 cdm landingpage collection grossman Photographs and drawings of decorative arts objects made at the Byrdcliffe Arts Crafts Colony Woodstock NY http content winterthur org 2011 cdm landingpage collection Byrdcliffe Transfer prints and proofs for ceramics from William Gallimore for potteries in Staffordshire England 1820s 1840s http content winterthur org 2011 cdm landingpage collection Gallimore Handwritten account books from American craftspeople late 1700s early 1800s http content winterthur org 2011 cdm landingpage collection accountbook Manuscript

    Original URL path: http://winterthur.org/?p=565 (2016-02-12)
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  • Contact Us - Winterthur Museum, Garden and Library
    Planned Giving Annual Giving Corporate Sponsorship Business Associates Ways to Give Donor Report Shop Museum Stores Special Offers Events Shop Online Bookstore Online Prints on Demand Licensed Products Winterthur Design Associates Winterthur is closed to the public January 4 February 29 and reopens March 1 with a full slate of new exhibitions house tours and programs Collections Museum New Acquisitions Recent Discoveries Ceramics Furniture Glass Metalwork Paintings Prints Textiles Needlework Object Identifications Appraisals Contributions Contact Us Library Winterthur Library News Online Catalog Winterthur Library Publications Recent Acquisitions Collecting for the Winterthur Library Research Guides Exhibitions Rights Reproductions Digital Collections The John Carolyn Grossman Collection Contact Us Garden Collection Care Conservation Current Research Treatment Highlights Tips for Collection Care Resources Conservation Videos Conservation at Winterthur Books Library Material Conservation Documentation Image Specialist Furniture Conservation Lighting Specialists Objects Conservation Paintings Conservation Paper Conservation Preservation Housing Preventive Conservation Scientific Research Analysis Laboratory Textile Conservation Contact Us Publications Printed Textiles British and American Cottons a Winterthur Primer Articles Contact Us Online Collections Collections Library Contact Us Contact Us General reference Reference winterthur org Library fax 302 888 3367 Mailing address The Library Henry Francis du Pont Winterthur Museum 5105 Kennett Pike Winterthur DE 19735

    Original URL path: http://winterthur.org/?p=436 (2016-02-12)
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  • Current Research and Treatment Highlights - Winterthur Museum, Garden and Library
    opened in the fall of 2009 The Institute has graduated several classes in Collection Care and Conservation and in Architectural And Site Conservation instructed by on site US staff and visiting experts drawn from institutions throughout the US and Europe Embraced by the State Board of Antiquities and Heritage and the Kurdish Regional Government who assumed operational responsibility at the end of 2010 the Institute has attracted students representing all of Iraq s demographic groups Sunni and Shia Muslim and Christian Kurd and Arab who have come together to learn to preserve their shared heritage The US Embassy in Baghdad the Andrew W Mellon Foundation the Getty Conservation Institute and the US Department of State Cultural Heritage Center have awarded the Institute additional funding to support academic programs through 2013 Preservation of Architectural Drawings Lois Olcott Price Director of Conservation recently published Line Shade and Shadow The Fabrication and Preservation of Architectural Drawings an extensive study that explores the materials and techniques used in their fabrication while illustrating their evolution from the eighteenth through the twentieth centuries In addition to documenting the drafting process this exploration also contributes to an understanding of the development architectural design the architectural profession and the manufacturers that served its drafting and reprographic needs This book available in the Winterthur Bookstore and from Oak Knoll Press is the winner of the 2010 Historic Preservation Book Prize Metamorphosis Winterthur Museum s acquisition of a spectacular four part fraktur metamorphosis series in 2008 has prompted the collaboration of curators conservators and scientists in order to more fully understand the object Made by schoolmaster Durs Rudy Sr 1766 1843 or his son Durs Rudy Jr 1789 1850 the drawings have survived in remarkable condition and are signed and dated by the artist the kind of Rosetta stone object scholars and collectors alike dream of finding Initially it was thought the four sections had been tipped into the protective covers of a book possibly accounting for the irregular losses along some edges and good condition of the paper and media Careful study of the techniques and materials used in its creation has led curators and conservators to a better understanding of why the metamorphosis has remained in such a remarkable state of preservation and to figuratively reconstruct how it was made and used Color image of illustration below Wyeth family portrait NC Wyeth Painting Revealed Jennifer Mass Senior Scientist Scientific Research and Analysis Laboratory gave a talk at the American Chemical Society Conference on confocal x ray fluorescence microscopy of oil paintings that attracted siginficant media attention and an interview on NPR s Science Friday program The research involved identifying and mapping the original pigments used by N C Wyeth in a 1918 illustration that he overpainted with a family portrait in the early 1920 s This research allowed the buried painting to be reproduced in full color Jennifer collaborated with physicists at Cornell University High Energy Synchrotron Source CHESS to develop a confocal x ray fluorescence microscope to

    Original URL path: http://winterthur.org/?p=430 (2016-02-12)
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  • Tips for Collection Care - Winterthur Museum, Garden and Library
    adjustable suction for carpets upholstery and drapes A nylon mesh screen secured around the nozzle reduces abrasion and prevents any part of the object being sucked into the vacuum which is used at the lowest effective suction as the nozzle is moved gently across the surface On flat textiles vacuum through a piece of nylon screen tape the raw edges placed on top of the textile to further reduce abrasion Use micro tool vacuum attachments with soft brushes available from craft stores for complex surfaces like carving or the edges of books help firmly closed Environment Matters Light humidity and temperature all effect the preservation of treasured objects so creation of a stable environment is the first step in collection care Use blinds shades or curtains to protect objects from bright or direct sunlight and move particularly sensitive objects textiles books paper and organic materials to dimmer locations Keep artificial light at a reasonable distance to prevent heat damage and avoid fluorescent lights or sources with a significant ultraviolet component Keep the relative humidity between 40 and 60 percent and the temperature at 72 degrees or less Change air filters in the HVAC system regularly to reduce dust Place insect sticky traps in collection areas to monitor for pest activity and use vendors with training in integrated pest management IPM to address any problems Books Manuscripts and Ephemera Shelve books carefully using bookends to keep them firmly upright Shelve large and fragile books especially scrapbooks and photo albums flat Do not oil or dress leather bindings since this practice contributes to deterioration Use a cradle wedge or some other support for open books being read or displayed to prevent damaging the binding by forcing the open book flat on a table Provide custom sized book boxes for fragile books with damaged bindings Store manuscripts and ephemera in acid free enclosures using archival quality paper and or plastics uncoated polyester polypropylene or polyethylene Avoid placing bookcases against poorly insulated exterior walls that trap pockets of high humidity Organic Materials plant fibers leather bone ivory horn tortoiseshell Provide an environment with a stable relative humidity to prevent distortion and cracks Do not oil or dress leather objects since this practice contributes to deterioration Never immerse bone ivory tortoiseshell and similar materials in water if the surface is stable use a lightly moistened cotton swab or cloth to wipe the surface and then dry immediately Be sure any mounts used for display are acid free and provide good overall support Ceramics and Glass Store fragile objects on lightly padded shelves surround unstable or top heavy objects with bean bags to improve stability and interleave any stacked items with cotton flannel to prevent abrasion Inspect the surface for lifting glaze cracks or past repairs before cleaning If the surface is stable use a lightly moistened cotton swab or cloth to wipe the surface and dry immediately Do not soak ceramics to try and remove stains since some ceramic bodies are porous and can be

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