CONTEMPORARY ART RESOURCES ARCHIVING COLLECTORS
Confused about which type of plastic is most likely to meet your photograph display and archiving needs? Archival Methods News has published a few top tips to help collectors, gallerists and artists hone in on that perfect solution within the range of options available.
As stated in the article published in Archival Methods News,
There are many different plastics available today, though in general the preferred types are polyester, polypropylene and polyethylene. These plastics effectively serve similar purposes, but there are a few differences to note.
The article then goes on to discuss each plastic type and its benefits and uses. Of course, it also notes that “the best choice of plastic will depend on what your particular needs are, as each serves a somewhat different purpose.” Displayed photographs do best in polyester sleeves as they “provide a higher clarity” whereas it is best to store images in polypropylene or polyethylene.
- 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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