The Challenge of Paper Engineering: Conserving 'The Map that Changed the World’, William Smith’s 1815 Geological Strata of Great Britain

  • Karen Zukor Paper Conservator and Principal, Zukor Art Conservation, Oakland, CA

Abstract

A talk and film on the repair of Smith’s twelve-foot long, hand-colored engraved map, which expanded the field of geology and whose importance was celebrated on its 200th anniversary in 2015.
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Author Biography

Karen Zukor, Paper Conservator and Principal, Zukor Art Conservation, Oakland, CA
Karen Zukor has been a paper conservator in private practice for 38 years. Apprentice-trained, her work encompasses a full range of paper-based objects, from the 15th century up to contemporary pieces. She has been responsible for many collections - including fine art, archival material, maps, historic currency and rare books, for both private hands and institutions. In addition to giving workshops in the Bay Area, Karen lectures widely to the general public.   She and her staff also provide consultation and advice on preservation, as well as long-term storage and housing options. She has trained both pre- and post-program conservation interns for over twenty years, and lectures widely to the general public.
Published
2017-11-28
How to Cite
ZUKOR, Karen. The Challenge of Paper Engineering: Conserving 'The Map that Changed the World’, William Smith’s 1815 Geological Strata of Great Britain. Selected Proceedings of Advances in Conservation, [S.l.], nov. 2017. Available at: <http://epubs.utah.edu/index.php/waac/article/view/4024>. Date accessed: 14 dec. 2017.
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