Creator: Chris Knapp
Abstract: All too often the original surface and materials that make up aviation and transport collection objects are being lost due to over restoration and inappropriate replacement. In addition there is such disparity in aims of treatment and the level of conservation/restoration of objects that there is no common approach that can be used as a basis for management, treatment methods, documentation, or for the consideration of ethics. Another concern is the lack of provision of conservation training in industrial museums. It is not possible for a conservator to learn the required engineering skills in a short timescale and so the staff in transport museums and collections tend to be engineers first and become conservators/restorers second. However there are relatively few opportunities for them to develop a more ethical conservation approach. The Imperial War Museum is working in partnership with West Dean College, who is acting as a training provider to establish opportunities in all aspects of the conservation of transport collections.
Reference: Chris Knapp 2004, ‘Professional conservators in practice: an introduction to the conservation of air and land transport collections.’, Big Stuff 2004
DOI Link (Paper):
|Knapp, Chris. (2004). Professional conservators in practice: an introduction to the conservation of air and land transport collections. Zenodo. http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4084768|
DOI Link (Q&A):
|Knapp, Chris. (2004, September 29). Professional conservators in practice: an introduction to the conservation of air and land transport collections Q&A. Zenodo. http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4116556|