FOR YOUR ART
hints will help protect and preserve your fine art collection
STORING UNFRAMED ART
~Store art in a cool
~Store flat, between acid-free boards or in acid-free print sleeves.
~Remove any tissue paper that does not have a waxy feel.
Never store art between
cardboard. Be sure to remove any brown craft paper print(s) may have
been wrapped in. Both are highly acidic and can yellow art quickly.
Never store art in brown shipping tubes. If you have no alternative,
be sure to wrap the entire outside of art with wax paper.
PROPER MATTING AND FRAMING
~Use only acid-free
~Make certain your framer understands preservation framing. Originals
on paper may require more extensive conservation framing than limited
edition prints based on potential value.
~Discuss glazing (glass) options with your framer. UV protective glass
~Never allow fine art to be permanently secured or mounted.
~Never let glass come in direct contact with the surface of a piece
of art. Use matting or spacers to keep the glass up.
~Don't cut the paper or alter the orginal condition of artwork. Doing
so may impact future value.
HANGING FRAMED ART
~Hang your art in a
room with weak daylight and illuminate it with incandescent lighting.
~Keep your art away from radiators or other sources of heat. It is recommended
that you not hang art on walls which contain flues.
~If the humidity in your area exceeds 70%, air condition or dehumidify
the room where your art is located. Extremely dry conditions such as
below 30% relative humidity should be avoided as it may encourage brittleness.
~Never hang art in direct sunlight. The sun's ultraviolet rays and flourescent
lighting are harmful to inks, paints and paper. Even indirect sunlight
can damage art after years of exposure. Never spray glass cleaner directly
onto framed art. Spray onto soft cloth and gently wipe. Paper towels
and ammonia-based cleaners are not recommended
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