The National Trust Manual of Housekeeping: The Care of Collections in Historic Houses Open to the Public

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A must have for anybody involved in opening historic houses to visitors! The National Trust gives detailed practical guidance on the care of fragile interiors and the decorative fixtures, fittings and objects that contribute so much to their interest. The book highlights the ways in which preventive conservation measures can reduce the need for expensive repair. It also explains how to strike the balance between the care and display of historic interiors and the demands of public access. Written by internationally renowned specialists, this book brings together many years of practical experience in the care of hundreds of renowned historic houses and their collections

*Expanded and beautifully illustrated, covering objects not in earlier editions - carriages, mosaics and tiles, natural history collections, plastics
*Explains how to care for objects in a house rather than in a museum environment
*Produced by the National Trust, based on its experience of caring for more than 300 internationally renowned properties

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