CONTEMPORARY ART RESOURCES ARCHIVING COLLECTORS
Looking for the best techniques and products for archiving and preserving your photographs? The Archival Methods website is full of tips for avid image collectors, including, among other ideas, information on the kind of gloves, glass and board to use.
It is recommended to use white cotton or nylon gloves when handling the image to prevent oils from your skin from transferring onto the print. When framing, use acid-free mat board both behind the print and as window mat. The window mat is important because it ensures the glass or plexi-glass such as Acrylite OP-3 does not touch the surface of the photo itself. An acid-free foamboard is also a good idea to use behind the backing board to provide additional support.
The article also details where and how to hang a frame, what kind of lighting is harmful to your photographs and the potential risks that humidity and fluctuating temperatures pose.
- Photographing art: 8 tips on how to do it right – November 2011 – we like the ideas that online gallery Light Space & Time offer readers
- How to preserve art ephemera – resource alert – October 2011 – art ephemera can be valuable as research material and as collectibles in their own right
- How to exhibit, collect and preserve new media art – resource alert – May 2011 – New media art collection is on the rise, but how do you look after it?
- 3D digital art catalogues soon a reality – TED video demonstration – September 2011 – Mike Matas demonstrates the power of Apple’s iPad applications
- Copyright-safe video resource for artists – New York Times – July 2011 – 10,000 Creative Commons-licensed videos appear on new YouTube section
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