Like a newborn, a piece of art doesn’t come with instructions for its care and handling. Yet understanding the logistics of art ownership is crucial to maintaining the art object’s long-term aesthetic and financial value. This course will cover six main components of collections care.
• Curating a Collection
• Collections management
• Loss prevention + risk management
• Installation + conservation
• Storage, packing and transportation
Curating a collection involves not only looking, but also practical skills like documenting and managing a collection. We will discuss the fundamentals of curating, displaying and documenting your collection and all of the accompanying paperwork, which is important to archive for insurance, appraisal and various tax scenarios. Then we move on the understanding the coverages and exclusions of art insurance policies. Approaching your collection with a mindset of loss prevention – when buying, selling, moving and installing art, is critical to reducing the possibility of physical damage to your work. Proper installation requires an eye for both aesthetics and display challenges. Proper packing and shipping skills, and even pro-active consultation with a conservator are crucial components to ensure the longevity of an artwork’s beauty and value.
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