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  • The Repair Shop

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    The Repair Shop is a British television series made by production company Ricochet that airs on BBC Two, in which family heirlooms are restored for their owners by experts.

  • Conservation and restoration of ivory objects

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    The conservation and restoration of ivory objects is activities dedicated to the preservation and projection of ivory object that have a value either historically or personally. Within institutions of cultural heritage this role is ideally taken on by the conservator. Ivory is relatively soft and can be worked on with nonmetal tools so it is often carved in decorative object, practical objects, and can be inlaid in other pieces. A popular decorative ivory work is scrimshaw, which is etched ivory with black or colored pigments. Ivory objects have been around since prehistoric times. Its conservation is concerned particularly with the environmental causes of deterioration

  • Conservation and restoration of wooden furniture

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    Parlour Chairs by Chippendale The conservation and restoration of wooden furniture is an activity dedicated to the preservation and protection of wooden furniture objects of historical and personal value. When applied to cultural heritage this activity is generally undertaken by a conservator-restorer. Furniture conservation and restoration can be divided into two general areas: structure and finish. Structure generally relates to wood and can be divided into solid, joined, and veneered wood. The finish of furniture can be painted or transparent. Furniture has existed throughout all the years of human existence. Furniture that is very dated or is an antique can be conserved or restored so that future generations may also enjoy them for cultural, educational and personal benefit. There are many organizations and guidebooks that can be used to understand the techniques that are used to conserve and restore furniture.

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