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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Tips for Sculpture Collections

“Sculpture” is a broad and multifaceted field which describes an art form created and displayed in three dimensions, viewable “in the round” and meant to be seen from all sides. They’re created through four basic methods: assembly, carving, modeling and welding. These methods can and should have a role to play for the artist and for the stewards and owners of sculptures in preserving and displaying sculptured works in any size or medium.

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Tips for Art on Paper

Art prints pose special challenges for their owners as sometimes the very act of displaying them can affect their long-term survival and/or value. Works of art on paper are by their nature are fragile and the aging of a print is a natural process. Colors can fade and paper can degrade. Today’s modern environment poses some additional concerns: pollution and even modern conveniences like central heat, can impact works very quickly.

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