Tips

Artist Resources: Tools To Make A Living And Share Your Art

What defines an artist? The basic definition is an artist is one who creates art. Within that basic definition is a world of complexity. There is the general hobbyist who paints in their time off and on vacations and enjoys a small recognition in their group of friends. There is the individual who considers themselves […]

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Art Valuation: Factors That Influence the Price

The phrase, “I don’t know art, but I know what I like,” is commonly heard when people are asked about how they personally value art. Art valuation attempts to put the “knowing” into the act of valuing art. While value for most material objects is often influenced by supply and demand, the art world has […]

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Salvaging Treasures After A Disaster

Super Storm Sandy in the New York region. Earthquake in Haiti. Flooding in Minot, ND. Wildfires in Washington State. All were terrible natural disasters with a common thread: conservators – specialists in preserving and salvaging important art and historical works – volunteered onsite to help protect and salvage works of art, archives, and more. Conservators […]

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Preserving Art Collections: Tips on Preserving Art In Your Home

POBA has formed a unique partnership with the Appraisers Association of America, which has given POBA some special tips for you to consider in preserving art collections at home. While art collections are meant to be seen and enjoyed, many collectors and families don’t have the space in general, or the proper space for display, […]

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Managing A Creative Legacy

There are many reasons why some of us become responsible for a creative legacy, and as many reasons why we do not always get the collections we have in shape to serve the artist, fans, the public, and the beneficiaries of the creative legacy. Far too many artists in all creative fields leave behind collections with […]

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Tips on Photography Collections

POBA’s experts recommend tips for preserving, cataloguing, storing and appraising a creative collection in photography.

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Tips on Music 3: Legacies and Collections

If you have or should ever come into control of musical works after someone has passed away, there are essential first steps to take – whether for songs, compositions, or sound recordings. These are basic guidelines to aid you in protecting your collections and preserve the artist’s body of work. Whether you do so for personal or commercial reasons, the steps needed are quite similar, varying a bit depending upon whether you’re concerned with compositions or (master) sound recordings.

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Tips on Music 2: Preserving Vinyl Collections

Vinyl record sales have increased nearly 800% since 2008, and hit an all-new high in record [no pun intended] sales in 2013. If you have a significant vinyl collection, or have kept just those few vinyls that have great meaning in your life or bring that incomparable sound to your ears no digital recording can reproduce, here are some useful tips for preserving and enjoying your vinyl collection.

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Tips on Music 1: Reclaiming Copyrights

While Copyright Act of 1976 affects all fields of artistic expression, it will have its most profound impact on music – the industry, the creators of songs and sound recordings, and their heirs. You should consult your own counsel if you believe this may apply to a music estate you manage or to musical works you own, even if you did not create those works.

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Tips for Visual Arts

Berta Walker, renowned gallerist and expert in visual arts, offers these tips for preserving a creative collection in the visual arts. Create a working catalog: The first and really essential step is to carefully catalog all items in the collection. You will need photos (as true-to-color as possible) of all of the works.  If some […]

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