Saving Stuff: How to Care for & Preserve Your Collect- ibles, Heirlooms & Other Prized Possessions  -     By: Don Williams, Louisa Jaggar
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Saving Stuff: How to Care for & Preserve Your Collect- ibles, Heirlooms & Other Prized Possessions

Simon & Schuster / 2005 / Paperback

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For both the serious collector and the sometimes sentimentalist, this book explains--in plain language--how you can use the techniques of museum professionals to keep your prized possessions in mint collection. You do not need deep pockets or oodles of time: using Don Williams's simple instructions, you can preserve anything quickly and inexpensively. In this book he demystifies preservation and presents easy, foolproof methods anyone can use to save nearly everything. With step-by-step instructions, detailed illustrations, tips for making the things you use every day last, and stories about how the Smithsonian takes care of our national treasure, this is the only book you need to take care of the stuff you love.

Product Information

Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 338
Vendor: Simon & Schuster
Publication Date: 2005
Dimensions: 9.12 X 7.25 X 1.0 (inches)
ISBN: 0743264169
ISBN-13: 9780743264167

Publisher's Description

The most comprehensive book on preserving every type of collectible -- from the sentimental to the valuable -- from the Smithsonian's Senior Conservator.
For both the serious collector and the sometimes sentimentalist, Saving Stuff explains -- in plain language -- how you can use the techniques of museum professionals to keep your prized possessions in mint condition.
You do not need deep pockets or oodles of time: using Don Williams's simple instructions, you can preserve anything quickly and inexpensively. In Saving Stuff, he demystifies preservation and presents easy, foolproof methods anyone can use to save nearly everything, including:
  • Photographs -- in print and digital form
  • Stuff only a parent could love -- from baby teeth to old blankets and first artworks
  • Furniture -- whether it's painted, varnished, or upholstered
  • Family heirlooms -- from silver to rugs to wedding dresses
  • Sports and political memorabilia -- trading cards, posters, equipment, buttons, stickers
  • Attic leftovers -- scrapbooks, military uniforms, medals
  • Musical instruments
  • Fine art -- oil paintings, etchings, lithographs
  • Printed matter -- comic books, magazines, old letters
  • And much, much more

With step-by-step instructions, detailed illustrations, tips for making the things you use every day last, and stories about how the Smithsonian takes care of our national treasures, Saving Stuff is the only book you need to take care of the stuff you love.

Author Bio

Don Williams is Senior Conservator at the Smithsonian Institution. During his career, he has consulted on the preservation of such artifacts as Archie Bunker's chair and Franklin Roosevelt's desk. He has served as Education Coordinator of the Smithsonian Center for Materials Research and Education and led conservation workshops throughout the country. Mr. Williams lives near Washington, D.C. Louisa Jaggar has been a columnist for Washington Parent and has contributed articles to Diversion and the online site Family Travel Network. She has written for PBS and the University of Chicago, among others. She lives near Washington, D.C.

Editorial Reviews

"Saving Stuff provides a wealth of invaluable advice to anyone who wishes to care for, preserve, and display personal collections and family treasures."
-- Betty C. Monkman, Curator (Retired), The White House
"Don Williams has distilled years of research and museum experience into practical advice for anyone concerned with preserving a collection -- from the beginning collector to the connoisseur."
-- Joseph Godla, Senior Conservator, Historic New England
"I am someone to whom stuff is serious business, so Saving Stuff is indispensable. Luckily, it covers saving books, because one thing I know I'll always want to save is Saving Stuff itself."
-- Sam Posey, the author of Playing with Trains

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