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Caring for your art
Snyder, Jill.
Personal Author:
Third edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Allworth ; Garsington : Windsor, [2001]

Physical Description:
208 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
General Note:
Previous ed.: 1996.

Chapter 12: "Using computers to help care for your art" by Maria Reidelbach.
Added Author:
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N8560 .S59 2001 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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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.

Author Notes

Jill Snyder is the Executive Director of the Cleveland Center for Contemporary Art. She has served as Director of the Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art in Ridgefield, Connecticut, as well as Director and Curator of the Freedman Gallery at Albright College in Reading, Pennsylvania. She is currently an adjunct faculty member of the Mary Schiller Myers School of Art at the University of Akron and 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

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 The Importance of Caring for Your Artp. 9
The Roots of Preservation
Contemporary Artmaking
Restoration and Art Materials
Conservation and Technology
Chapter 2 Creating a Safe Environmentp. 17
Inherent Vice
Heat and Humidity
Chapter 3 Handling and Storing Your Artp. 33
The Use of Archival Materials
Proper Handling Methods
Preparing Works for Storage
Storage Units
Chapter 4 Matting Works of Art on Paperp. 57
Common Mistakes
Proper Materials
Chapter 5 Framing Works of Artp. 73
The Frame Structure
The Glazed Surface
Framing Works on Paper
Framing Works on Canvas
Alternatives to Framing
Acrylic Cases
Chapter 6 Documenting Your Inventoryp. 91
Inventory Numbering
Computer and Manual Systems
Documenting Technical
Travel Information
Chapter 7 Photographing Your Artp. 107
Setting Up Lights
Use of a Hand-held Light Meter
Test Shoots and Bracketing
Chapter 8 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
Chapter 9 Transporting Your Art Safelyp. 143
Safety Guidelines
Fine Art Movers
Parcel Services
Air Freight Carriers
Loan Forms
Chapter 10 Insuring Your Artp. 153
Insurance Options
Fine Arts Policies
Group Insurance Plans
Valuation of Art
Transfer of Liability
Inventory Records
Chapter 11 Security for Your Artp. 165
Theft Prevention
Off-Site Security
Chapter 12 Using Computers to Help Care for Your Artp. 171
Chapter 13 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