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Caring for Your Art : A Guide for Artists, Collectors, Galleries, and Art Institutions - Jill Snyder

Caring for Your Art

A Guide for Artists, Collectors, Galleries, and Art Institutions

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In this manual, artists, gallery staff, collectors and art curators will find instructions on how to present and protect works of art while in transit or on display in the studio, home, gallery, or museum. Topics covered include storing and handling art properly, photographing art, insuring and securing art, setting up proper environmental controls, and using manual and computer systems for record keeping. Revised and updated, this third edition includes information on technological advances, materials, methods and art forms.

The Importance of Caring for Your Artp. 9
The Roots of Preservation
Contemporary Artmaking
Restoration and Art Materials
Conservation and Technology
Creating a Safe Environmentp. 17
Inherent Vice
Heat and Humidity
Handling and Storing Your Artp. 33
The Use of Archival Materials
Proper Handling Methods
Preparing Works for Storage
Storage Units
Matting Works of Art on Paperp. 57
Common Mistakes
Proper Materials
Framing Works of Artp. 73
The Frame Structure
The Glazed Surface
Framing Works on Paper
Framing Works on Canvas
Alternatives to Framing
Acrylic Cases
Documenting Your Inventoryp. 91
Inventory Numbering
Computer and Manual Systems
Documenting Technical
Travel Information
Photographing Your Artp. 107
Setting Up Lights
Use of a Hand-held Light Meter
Test Shoots and Bracketing
Preparing Your Art for Travelp. 117
Check ing Condition
Proper Wrapping Methods
Transporting Uncrated Art
Crating Principles
Packing Two- and Three-Dimensional Works of Art
Crate Handling Instructions
Transporting Your Art Safelyp. 143
Safety Guidelines
Fine Art Movers
Parcel Services
Air Freight Carriers
Loan Forms
Insuring Your Artp. 153
Insurance Options
Fine Arts Policies
Group Insurance Plans
Valuation of Art
Transfer of Liability
Inventory Records
Security for Your Artp. 165
Theft Prevention
Off-Site Security
Using Computers to Help Care for Your Artp. 171
Interviews with the Expertsp. 185
Environment and Storage
Preparing Your Art for Transport
Transporting Your Art Safely
Fine Arts Insurance
Thoughts on Experimental and Nontraditional Artists' Materials
Photographs and Computer-Generated Images
Selected Bibliographyp. 242
Indexp. 249
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ISBN: 9781581152005
ISBN-10: 1581152000
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 254
Published: 27th November 2001
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.3  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.42
Edition Number: 3
Edition Type: Revised