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Conservation of wallpaper

Conservation of wallpaper

Wallpaper has many enemies, including acidity, dirt, extreme temperatures, humidity, light, mold, and voracious silver-fish. While many standard paper-conservation techniques can be applied, unique approaches are necessary for wallpaper that remains on a wall.

Conservation of metal

Conservation of metal

Metals change over time, yielding unique aesthetic qualities but also material instability. In the past, techniques used to clean metals were often aggressive, stripping off corrosion to restore bright metal surfaces. Today, corrosion layers are no longer automatically swept away, as they may contain evidence of an object’s original surface and subsequent history.

In this update, Grove Art publishes 6 new articles, 49 emendations, and 4 article revisions

Dulwich Pink Gallery

Collection Guides

Join Oxford Art Online on a tour of unique art collections around the world! Written by experts and curators, our Collection Guides present the history and highlights of museums and galleries.

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Grove Guide to the Art Market

Explore the new Grove Art subject guide on the art market, which brings together articles related to finance, art law, provenance, cultural heritage, collecting, connoisseurship, galleries, auction houses, and dealers.

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UpdateGAO is an ongoing initiative to revise Grove’s articles in collaboration with their original authors, yielding updates to reflect recent developments and new scholarship. Have you contributed to Grove and want to update your article(s)? Let us know.

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Latin American Art

Grove Art continues a major initiative to revise and expand Grove’s content on Latin American art and architecture. Led by Tom Cummins at Harvard University, this project includes scholarship on topics from the Pre-Columbian period to present day.