Though obviously here at the Center we like to think that we dispense some of the finest information you can find on art conservation, we’re not jealous of the excellent knowledge provided by other conservators and industry professionals. Here’s a sample of what we’ve wanted to share lately:
Chances are that if you’re here, you possess at least a moderate interest in the practice of conservation. Whether this is merely a general curiosity, or researched with a personal treasure in mind, there are a few additional scholarly resources that might pique your interest. Obviously, those who are interested not just in the practice of conservation, but in the field itself, will be acquainted with these universities, but for the rest of the audience, here are some blogs from graduate students in Conservation:
Before packing a painting or work of art, be sure that it is secure in the frame and that there are no loose pieces that could potentially damage the art while in transit. Ensure that glassine is not touching the surface of the painting to avoid adhesion to the varnish layer. It is best to wrap paintings in glassine or paper first, which will help to ward off any condensation that might occur from moisture exposure, followed by a protective layer of Mylar or polyethylene. Dartek, a polyester sheeting that “breathes”, can be used with no inner wrapping for short trips.