The Manual of Musical Instrument Conservation

The Manual of Musical Instrument Conservation

Stewart Pollens


this can be the 1st ebook to mix museum-based conservation strategies with functional directions at the upkeep, fix, adjustment, and tuning of almost all sorts of old musical software. As one of many world's prime conservators of musical tools, Stewart Pollens provides useful recommendation at the dealing with, garage, show and use of ancient musical tools in museums and different settings, and gives technical details on such wide-ranging matters as acoustics, cleansing, weather regulate, corrosion, disinfestation, conservation ethics, historical stringing perform, size and ancient metrology, retouching, tuning historical temperaments, varnish and writing reviews. There are informative essays at the conservation of every of the main musical software teams, the remedy of paper, textiles, wooden and steel, in addition to ancient suggestions of wooden and metalworking as they follow to musical device making and service. this can be a functional advisor that comes with equations, formulation, tables and step by step directions.

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