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

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Step by step, readers will learn how to store and handle art properly, photograph art, insure and secure art, set up proper environmental controls, mat and frame safely, and utilize manual and computer systems for record keeping. This third edition also features all-new information on technological advances, materials, methods, and art forms, plus interviews with leading experts.
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Overview


Step by step, readers will learn how to store and handle art properly, photograph art, insure and secure art, set up proper environmental controls, mat and frame safely, and utilize manual and computer systems for record keeping. This third edition also features all-new information on technological advances, materials, methods, and art forms, plus interviews with leading experts.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781581152005
  • Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing
  • Publication date: 11/28/2001
  • Edition description: REVISED
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 6.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Jill Snyder is executive director of the Cleveland Center for Contemporary Art. She is the former director of The Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art in Ridgefield, Connecticut, and previous to that was director/curator of the Freedman Gallery at Albright College in Reading, Pennsylvania. She began her professional career as an assistant to the director at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, where for five years she managed the acquisition program for the permanent collection. From 1988-92 she undertook graduate studies at the Institute of Fine Art, New York University, and she received a B.A. degree from Wesleyan University in 1979. She has been the recipient of fellowships from the Milton and Sally Avery Foundation and the Shelby and Leon Levy Foundation.

Snyder has had frequent contact with artists and collectors concerning the care and handling of artworks. She is currently an adjunct faculty member of the Mary Schiller Myers School of Art at the University of Akron, and she has lectured regularly on twentieth century art at the Museum of Modern Art and the New York School of Interior Design. She lives in Cleveland, Ohio.

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Table of Contents

Ch. 1 The Importance of Caring for Your Art 7
Ch. 2 Creating a Safe Environment 15
Ch. 3 Handling and Storing Your Art 31
Ch. 4 Matting Works of Art on Paper 55
Ch. 5 Framing Works of Art 71
Ch. 6 Documenting Your Inventory 89
Ch. 7 Photographing Your Art 105
Ch. 8 Preparing Your Art for Travel 115
Ch. 9 Transporting Your Art Safely 143
Ch. 10 Insuring Your Art 151
Ch. 11 Security for Your Art 163
Ch. 12 Using Computers to Help Care for Your Art 169
Selected Bibliography 183
Index 185
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